This past weekend the FSU Navigators went on their annual beach retreat to Panama City. What I love about this trip is its focus. It’s all about getting to know each other, the process of beginning to build a Christ-centered community with people that until now you may not have known too well. If the above photo is any indication, we’re starting to become a family.
I had the privilege of teaching one of the four workshops given on Saturday. I taught about leadership development, how to become a strong leader within a ministry setting. I had never taught on the subject before, not specifically anyway. It was a lot of fun to research and present. My primary source was the book The Making of a Leader by Robert Clinton. For those students who attended my workshop, if you’d like a more in-depth look at what I taught I highly recommend this book. (Be forewarned that it is extremely detailed.) I also derived some of my workshop’s content from the book Growing Kingdom Character by Tom Yeakley. I’m sad that my presentation wasn’t recorded. If you want you can take a look at my handout, which is just a summary of the main points I taught.
Four member of my church small group—Jeff, Kimberly, Dave, and Kathy—came on the trip and served as the cooks for the weekend. What a tremendous blessing!