Believe it or not we just finish week 5 and we only have 1 more week of school! This week was AMAZING! Such good topics and was such a meaty week learning wise 🙂
This week we pray/learn/jump into writing our direction statements for the future: doing specially a passion statement along with strategies and a target.
We also learn about team decision making by using the 7 hats 🎩principle and that blow away my mind in how it is such a practical tool.
“Carefronting” and conflict management was also a big part to this week.
We also got to experience the free from intimidation workshop and it was so powerful to release many of the fears that has been holding us back!
Another fun thing we did was to do a “value” presentation where we got to share about 1 value that really represents one of the key things that represents our leadership.
We can’t believe that the last week of our school is almost here!
On week 4 of the LDC we talked about 4 things mostly:
Self leadership was also amazing! We digging in the different roles that God has placed in our lives during this season in 3 aspects: personal, relationships and ministry. We learned about broad goals and smart goals!
During this weekend we got to go to Hobbiton and that was amazing! Thank you to that one person that gives us money specifically to take our family there
Week 3 is over and I am a little late giving an update! Last week was too good too. The first part of the week we learned about growing in our signature virtues and dealing with our signature sins through the freedom cycle. It was an emotional first part of the week as we had opportunity to go through the freedom cycle in our peer groups together with our mentors. It was so powerful and God really deal with Luke and I sense of shame. Part of being good leaders is being healthy emotionally.
The second part of the week we learned about the importance of team leadership and what are our gifting when it comes to leadership. I score the highest in operational and Luke in pastoral.
We also had the amazing opportunity of participating in the blessing workshop where our staff put together an amazing time of blessing us in all different types of way from marriage to milestones that we haven't celebrated t!
On friday we had David and Sue Cole as guest speakers. It was amazing to hear what Abba is doing all around the world in Asia. They organized the big conference Luke went last September on Thailand.
Week 2 is over! This we learned about 2 main things:
Timeline: which is the phases that God uses to form a leader. There are 5 main phases:
We also learned about practical mentoring! We learned about the nitty gritty of mentoring someone, our style of mentoring, qualities of a good mentor, what the Bible says about mentoring, etc. We had a big assignment where we needed to write our own mentoring approach paper 📝
Other fun things we did this week were:
We had a fun day on Saturday as we had a school outing to Rotorua.
We also had a cultural night on Friday and we got to try a lot of fun European and pacific food. Processing groups, peers groups and my one on one has been so fun too and helpful to process everything God is speaking to us!
Week 1 is over! This week we learned about DISC profile, teamwork and spiritual leadership. If you are familiar with DISC... Luke is a C/I and I am a D/C 🙂 it took a while to figure out schedules for the boys preschool and base school but we feel more acclimate it now.
Zoe is the joy of class and already found herself a Singaporean aunty.
Matías loves his crèche (preschool) and Asher is really enjoying the base school with kids from all over the world 🌍
We start the marriage seminar portion of our school Sunday night (class every Sunday night).
We are also getting in the swing of homework that we need to turn in on Monday.
Today is Saturday and is our day off so we drove to the Coromandel Peninsula where we are visiting the hot water beach and also Cathedral Cove.