Last weekend (May 16-17) I helped lead a retreat for lay leaders (people who are not pastors) within IELCO. I could sum up the whole weekend just by saying awesome! ProFILE (yes, think of the English pronunciation of the word, which is part of our branding for this group) stands for the Spanish translation of: ‘The Integral Training Program for the Church Leadership’. This was the first training of four this year, with four more trainings next year. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I will show you the weekend through my pictures:
|The ProFILE leaders!|
|Another activity using the magic cloth. This is Henry sharing what his group discussed during the session about one to one leadership. We had each group look at different teacher/student relationships in the Bible and share what they learned.|
|Here are Mauricio and Cristian looking at the little truck so they can report their findings back to their groups. This proved to be a very difficult activity with only one of the four groups getting the figure correct.|
|Here is another one of the groups working (this was the winning group)! It was a very fun activity with a lot of great processing after about what type of communication worked and what didn't work as well.|
|Enjoying a campfire, with songs and marshmallows!|
|Final one, too good not to share; the group. (photo by Atahaulpa Hernandez)|
This truly was an incredible weekend. There were a lot of games played, lots of conversations had, and even more learning. I think it is safe to say that everyone walked away from the weekend feeling a renewed sense of calling to the church, a deeper understanding of what it means to be a leader, and excited for the upcoming retreats.