Today we celebrate the 16th anniversary of Leadership Transformations!
On July 1, 2003, Ruth and I ventured into uncharted waters to commence the LTI journey. For the past 16 years, in calm, challenging, and delightful waters, we have navigated our way to today. Not alone to be sure: since day one God has blessed us with a team of fellow travelers who share our conviction about nurturing the leaders soul. Today, by the grace of God, our board, staff, volunteers, partners, participants, and alumni number in the 1,000’s! To God and God alone belongs all the glory, honor, and praise!
Today, as I reflect on the myriad ways God has blessed and multiplied the work of our hands and the prayers of our hearts, I offer the following Top 16 Gifts from God in past 16 Years:
- God’s clarion call through a very specific dream and prayer
- An incredible discernment team who helped us launch-in-faith
- Our first donation, and all who have given sacrificially as our donor family
- Our Founding Board of Directors, and all who have served since day one
- The GCTS welcome mat, inviting us to offer leadership of the Pierce Center
- Our amazing Ministry Team of gifted, godly, grace-filled servant-leaders
- Growing family of ministry participants who join us each year to learn, grow, and serve
- Our LTI Alumni Community, faithfully serving others all around the globe today
- Selah: started in the East, grew West, and now venturing into Europe
- Soul Sabbaths, Soul Care Retreats, and our Emmaus Spiritual Leadership Communities
- Our Church Health Assessment Tool and over 550 churches who have used this resource
- Creating great formation resources: Silencio, TouchPoints, Retreat Guides, Worship Outlines
- Online SpiritualFormationStore.com with over 150 LTI books and resources plus 350 others
- Consistent LTI presence in New England, Colorado, Houston, Phoenix and beyond
- Salvation Army and the hundreds of other denominations and organizations we have served
- YOU…without whom we would not be here on the threshold of year 16!
With a grateful heart, overwhelmed with the kindness of Almighty God in forming, developing, and growing the ministry of Leadership Transformations over the past 16 years for his glory, his namesake, his beloved leaders in his Church, and for his everlasting Kingdom…
In Christ Alone,