Monday, August 01, 2005

BWA and emerging leaders
Someone commented to me about the visible lack of younger generations both at and upfront at the BWA Congress.
David Coffey mentioned something about raising up leaders at his induction speech which caught my attention.
In Christianity Today he explains:
" I have a great heart for developing the gifts of younger leaders; what I call are emerging leaders. people maybe between the ages of mid-20s to mid-30s, who have the potential to become international ambassadors. They’ve already emerged in leadership in their own countries, not just ordained people like myself, pastors, but business people, journalists like yourself, so that they can be introduced to one another, so that they can be empowered and equipped. A country trains ambassadors to represent that country abroad. The BWA shouldn’t allow these younger leaders, emerging leaders to emerge by accident. They should emerge by design. So one of the things that I am setting up is a ‘Global Emerging Leaders’ Academy’, and it will be once a year and it will be in different parts of the world and like all things it will be relational – very relational, so if you came to it, you would meet other people and be encouraged to be in touch with them in-between the annual meetings with the academy."

Sounds interesting!

More in-depth reports of the BWA Congress, and pics at the Biblical Recorder journal!

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