Developing Missional Leaders in Ukraine

  • 10
  • Oct
Developing Missional Leaders in Ukraine

I have the greatest job in the world! I get to take 25 years of leadership experience and study and give it away to young leaders. This picture above is of my class at Odessa Theological Seminary in Ukraine where I recently taught an intensive course on missional leadership development. These young people are already leaders in their churches or are about to be. Many of them desire to be missional leaders in other countries including Cambodia, South Korea and The Republic of Georgia. What makes this class so special is their heart. Despite the difficulties of living in Ukraine, with the economy in stress and Russia causing trouble in Crimea and in the eastern part of the country, these young people desire to serve others because they care. That takes heart! Each of these young people described a need that they saw in the world (displaced people from the war in Ukraine, street children in Seoul) and have begun the process to addressing the need. That kind of attitude and action only comes from people that care. John Maxwell is famous for saying, "people don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." Its a privilege t ave given knowledge to these young people that care deeply.