Friday, June 20, 2008
Something Different with Deb and Randy Buursma
For our third Monday night meeting Deb and Randy Buursma were our speakers. It was a very interactive meeting! First, we sat in a large circle and they had each of us run into the middle of the circle and tell about a time in our lives that we had been a leader. If that wasn’t enough to warm us up, then they had us separate into groups to discuss what it means to be an arrogant leader and what it means to be a humble leader, and then we had to do skits based on both type of leader. At the end, they reminded us that being a good leader includes being a good listener, knowing your limitations, and emptying yourself to fill yourself with God. They challenged us to remember these three things in the week to come. They definitely gave us plenty of enthusiasm and plenty to think about.
Before we had our small group meetings following the presentation, we were left with these words:
“In your relationships with one another, have the same attitude of mind Christ Jesus had: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness” (Philippians 2:5-7).