Summit Impact: St. Albert Alliance Church
Every now and then we hear a great story about how the Global Leadership Summit changes the lives of people and the culture of a church. Below are some comments from Jeremy Peters, Lead Pastor of St. Albert Alliance Church in St. Albert, AB. We are delighted to hear this story and even more delighted to share it with our readers. Enjoy.
Truly, [the GLS] has been a high priority for the last 7-8 years for us. In fact, it has been mandatory for our pastoral team over that period of time (no one allowed to take holidays, a challenge when it was in August!), and over the past few years, we’ve encouraged our whole support team to join us as well (not mandatory, though most come). In order to accommodate this, we close the office believing that the return is well worth the investment. I value having the whole team exposed to the Summit because it has such a significant shaping effect on our Lead team, it helps the support team to understand what is motivating certain decisions, changes, and trajectories that are tweaked or sometimes overhauled stemming from Summit. We also try and get as many key volunteers as we can to attend with us, and use the lunch times during the GLS to debrief .
Different members of our team used to take in other conferences throughout the year, but in the last few years, that has nearly completely dropped off, primarily because of the infusion we receive through Summit. As you might expect, I get invitations to various leadership workshops and seminars on an ongoing basis, but I find that I have all the leadership input I can handle from the Summit! Instead, we tend to re-watch various talks to see how we’re doing at implementing concepts and to really think deeply and wrestle things through to the point of personal and ministry change. Obviously, other input could be valuable, but often feel there is so much we already know that we’re trying to find a way to implement, that our leadership wells feel full.
Whenever we can, we try to expose other groups of people to some of the most personally invigorating talks. I’ve shown them at all-staff chapels, Elder’s meetings, Men’s meetings, and general church leadership meetings. On occasion I’ve also used some of the follow up debriefing talks that Hybels and Mellado have done regarding the Summit with our staff as well.
So yeah, that’s a brief overview of how we’ve engaged the Summit. To be honest, I don’t think much of it anymore because it’s just a natural and ongoing part of what we do.
Looking forward to how Jesus will reveal Himself and His heart for our part in the Kingdom in a month.
St. Albert Alliance Church
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