|University Baptist Learning Team
Through prayer, we were brought to the Continued Excellence in Church Leadership Program (CECL Program). Over two years, our teams traveled to the Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, WI to learn about congregational transformation. We prayed, dreamed, wept and laughed together. I was brought to painful realizations about my false attitudes about race and the Church. Over and over, the Holy Spirit reminded me I was not the center of the Lord's work in this church; He was the center.
|Milwaukee, WI from the Ferry
Because of the Lord using CECL, we have migrated away from a 40 year old governance model and adopted a more nimble decision-making model. I am held to a higher level of accountability but I also have a greater level of freedom to respond to Holy Spirit driven initiatives, in a team environment. We have seen students at Michigan State University come to a deeper knowledge of the Savior. We have seen assisted living residents laugh and cheer as our ministers served. We have seen school children encouraged through mentoring relationships. There is still much work to do and many questions we haven't answered. We have however begun to lean into the work. We go together, convinced that the Lord is leading us.
Together, we are seeing all peoples of the world know, worship and grow (KWaG) as disciples of Jesus Christ.