As the official conference journalist I will be posting brief recaps of the sessions as well as live tweeting the conference (see twitter.com and search for the hashtag #resetconf).
The first plenary session of the night was led by Cobie Langerak, who reflected on how organizational resets must begin with personal resets. Among many thought provoking ideas she shared were three many commented on around the tables. First, while we in America are often focused on knowing and developing our strengths, we need to spend an equal amount of time understanding the things that can derail us (our personal derailment risks). While we focus on developing clear vision, we also need to understand our core drivers: the things that motivate us, the “how” of acting on vision. And third, that the Bible speaks far more about shepherd leadership than servant leadership.
The second plenary session was led by T.J. Addington, who shared 9 shifts in missions that have played out over recent history and changed forever the kind of world that missions lives in. When he first went to the field, PanAm was an airline and the Internet didn’t exist. We live in a different world today. Of the nine shifts he spoke of, two were particularly commented on: from owning and controlling to owning nothing and controlling nothing (give it away) and from competition to cooperation.
So, tonight, what was the most thought provoking thing you heard? Share your thoughts below!