I’m thrilled to be a part of Leadership Reno County. We have an alumni engagement event tonight at First National Bank in Hutchinson, 5:30-6:30PM. If you’re an alumnus of our program, plan to join us.
Each week, I write an email to alumni of the Leadership Reno County program (which I also help facilitate). Today’s email got at how progress can be made in meetings that seem to be stuck. You can read the post, but here’s a quick summary:
- Begin with diagnosis.
- Look inward.
- Aim high.
I hope it encourages you to engage in acts of leadership for the good of those around you.
I wrote an email to the alumni of Leadership Reno County explaining all the different ways they can connect to our program. I love this program.
The backstory is that in 2010 I didn’t know what was happening in the community in which I pastor. I was in a meeting with other pastors and was shocked to hear about some big issues plaguing our community. I knew I had to do something.
So, I used the Leadership Reno County experience as a time to learn and refocus on the community in which I live and serve.
Fast forward to today and I get the privilege of serving as a facilitator of this program. We are working for the common good of Reno County by trying to do something about the leadership behaviors of people. I love this work. We wrap up another class today. There’s a celebration tonight of this group.
Leadership is an activity, not a position. I’m hoping I continue to model and live this reality out through our local community leadership program.
I’m coming off a super busy weekend…
On Thursday and Friday, I was in Hesston, KS with Leadership Reno County kicking off the 2015 class with a retreat. I love playing a small part in the leadership development of our community. Many of the things our community continues to work on are big, hairy, adaptive problems. I think LRC helps equip people, regardless of their background, to make progress in these areas.
As soon as I returned from this, our Elders got away for a Bible Intensive Retreat with Jim Elliff and Kole Farney. In church work, especially among church leadership, we can spend so much time doing important, even necessary things, that we can neglect the more vital things. I’ve noticed over the past few years that studying the Bible together would be a great thing. Jim’s preferred method for reading the Bible is really where we spent much of our time, working through John 1 together. By the way, Jim did preach for me (and Kole shared his testimony). ‘Twas a great sermon on what it means to be a True Disciple.
Today, this busy weekend ended by being able to participate in the Reno County Youth Leadership Summit. I was able to speak on how leadership starts with you and must engage others.
So, I’m pretty beat, but it’s a good tired and I’m grateful to get to serve both our community, local church leadership and the church at large. Have a great week.
Here’s my latest installment for Leadership Reno County alumni…
In this, Bob Bush answers the following questions:
Here’s my 2/24/14AM email to Leadership Reno County alumni:
Here’s my Monday Email to Leadership Reno County Alumni on 2/17/14:
Here’s my email to Leadership Reno County alums today, 2/10/14:
How can you act experimentally today? What can you try? Experimenting might just be a key that helps unlock progress on your difficult challenges. So, experiment and see what happens.
Here’s the email thought I wrote to Leadership Reno County alumni today (1/27/14):
Here’s my email to Leadership Reno County alums for 12/16/13: