I’m halfway through my first week of Character, Community and Leadership, the first on campus course for my Master’s of Arts of Global Leadership. The class takes place in Colorado Springs, within walking distance of the Garden of the Gods. The other members of my cohort are men and women from over a dozen countries on every continent.
This course is structured around a few principles. One is that we must learn from our journeys. The other is that adults learn the best when they are self directed. Practically, this means that much of our first week is spent hearing each others stories. These are amazing, since many of the participants are people who have experienced powerful callings. They have given up much, and gained much in return. They are also practitioners, with hands on experience living out the way of Christ in places like Liberia, Thailand, Florida and D.C. We also spend a lot of time unpacking our experiences of reading various leadership and character related texts, my favorite being Willard’s Renovation of the Heart.
I have high hopes that big things are happening here, for all of us. I would like to ask your prayers that this will be a watershed experience for me, where I will learn a lot about who I am, and what God has in mind for me.