Reflections on Global Leadership Summit 2011
We were blessed to have 16 of the KGF family join in with the Global Leadership Summit September 29-30, linking 8,000 Christian leaders across Canada, and partnering with over 120,000 around the world! Incredible experience, so rich and filling. Reminds me that God is not done with this nation yet!
I asked one of those who attended, June Forman, to write some of her personal reflections on this, her first Global Leadership Summit. Here's her thoughts:
When I was a child I acted like a child: wholly dependant. “When I became a man…” God asked me to leave the then necessary things of childhood behind. It was necessary that others took care of me. Now I am grown and the urgency to go and do likewise; to love like He first loved me, to feed His sheep, is the message that growth into adulthood is itself a witness to. I am here, fully formed and fully capable because God through the hearts of others cared enough to fill me with life. This call of God was the central theme at the Leadership Summit. We have come to understand that God’s call is ultimately an invitation to respond.
One of the summit speakers, Corey Booker understood life to be the product of the sweat blood and tears of those gone before. He stood before many declaring that he could not ignore this high calling of service done unto him. Booker became a mayor, moved into a ghetto and changed the landscape of his neighbourhood, making it safe for children. We learned of another brother who was unsuccessfully electrocuted a second time for his faith in Christ. He was told, upon pain of death, to speak no more of Jesus. However, he promptly proceeded to an opportunity to tell of His great love all over again. An endless river of God’s might poured out of living testimony. It blew the roof off my small view of the “One who paid it all.”
Many of the speakers urged us to get close enough to God to hear His still small voice. Although God may whisper to the innermost places of the heart, those who spoke at the summit, returned to Him a thunderous life of creativity and courage. Lives so powerful that we came away believing and singing “greater things are yet to come, greater things are still to be done in this city…” and again we heard afresh the call: “you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in Judea and Samaria and to the uttermost parts of the earth.”