Global Leadership Development Team

New Ministry Team Members Begin Moving Forward

by Dale Fisher

Here is what a GLDT group-planning meeting looks like,
meeting at Campus Crusade for Christ International headquarters in Orlando, Florida.
"WHAT ARE YOUR STRENGTHS AND WHERE CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THE TEAM?" That was one of the challenging questions that we grappled with during our meetings in Florida last month. During the first week of September, I traveled to the International headquarters of Campus Crusade for Christ in Orlando for a week of planning meetings with our new ministry, Global Leadership Development Team (GLDT).

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One aspect of discussions involved defining personal strengths and determining how members could best contribute to the team. Dale (left) and Ray place personal strength sticky notes in appropriate places.It was a time to not only get to know our East Coast team members better, but also a time to discuss and plan the future of GLDT. First we heard reports on how Campus Crusade leaders are developing in their leadership, communication, and team-building skills around the world. We then spent time discussing what was needed for our ministry branch to go forward as well as seeing where each person fits in individually. At one point each of us wrote our strengths on a sticky note and placed them on a sheet of easel board paper representing where in GLDT we could use them. It was a very thought-provoking week!

Dale (center) discusses a point with John (far right), who will join Dale
at a leadership training conference in Ivory Coast, later in October.
I enjoyed talking with the old timers on our team such as John in this photo (far right). After all the meetings had ended, he invited me to travel to Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from October 23–30, to participate in a training conference for West African Campus Crusade for Christ leaders. I'm excited to have been given this opportunity to see how GLDT operates out in the field. I'll let you know how my Ivory Coat travels go next month.

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another (Proverbs 27:17).

October's family photo pages:

† Adah: Studying Abroad in South Africa Can Be Fun

† Dale: New Ministry Team Begins Moving Forward

† Dale: Positive Feedback from "Kenya 2009" Mission

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