I’m still in uncharted waters, but confident that Jesus is directing my life.
Leadership Training International (or LTI) continues to excite me beyond words. Since August I’ve become a “certified instructor” of the curriculum. Not long ago I finished the highest level of teacher certification LTI offers – “Mobile Advanced Trainer” (or MAT). That allowed me to travel to Lakewood, New Jersey and Washington, DC to participate with Neal Kelley (LTI’s operations director) in two exciting teacher training events.
After the first of the year the “I” in LTI becomes part of my experience. I’m traveling to the Dominican Republic, to meet with the leadership of a denomination that has already purposed to use our Foundations for Emerging Leaders curriculum (all 12 modules) to train DR pastors! I don’t have to “sell” them. They’re SOLD! I’m going with my buddy Neal, to meet the people we’ll be working with for years to come. Neal will then stay in the DR for another week, overseeing our super training event. Because LTI’s materials are in Spanish (and English, Russian and Romanian), these pastors will learn to teach our curriculum in their own language. That’s invaluable!
I mentioned that Neal and I will part ways – Neal stays and I fly to Phoenix, Arizona, for the Tommy Barnett “33rd Pastors and Leaders School.” Once again they’re expecting over 7,000 pastors and church leaders at the “school” – an intense three day event (February 1-3) that challenges conventional church thinking and methodology. It’s all about “The GREAT Commission,” isn’t it?
Well, more updates will follow.
If you’d like to be one of my partners, write me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m looking for people who will enthusiastically share my travel expenses. Donations of any size are welcome, and air miles would be great!! I’m incurring costs almost daily now, and I’m serving LTI at no salary … so … any help would be wonderful!