Develop Your Leadership Skills
DALLAS – The Bible is clear that God had only one Son, Jesus Christ, and that He became a leader in His church and community. Jesus left the glory of heaven and the fellowship of His Father to save lost humanity. He came to earth to reveal the love of God to a rebellious planet, to model divine principles to a sinful world, but above all, He came to be our example of the perfect leadership style, “Servant Leader.” What a great example of leadership!
On Sundays, April 18 and 25, 2021, the Southwest Region Conference Women’s Ministries district and local leaders across Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas gathered via Zoom for Women’s Ministries Leadership Training. It was an outstanding opportunity to network and learn, be inspired and inspire others, but most importantly, to share the love of God.
Anysia Archibald, Southwest Region Conference Women’s Ministries coordinator, shared a welcome and opening remarks. Inspiring and encouraging devotionals were presented by Gwendolyn Garrison of New Orleans, La., and Leslie Soupet of North Central Texas. Various leaders and artists presented prayers and musical selections and we thank God for their ministry. Guest speakers (English) Gordon Jones, D.Min., Nadine Collins, Ph.D. in Education, Linda Penick, chaplain; (Spanish) Yaqueline Tello Ayala and Nicole Brise presented in three areas: 1. The Role of a Leader, 2. Defining Your Purpose – Balancing Home and Work, 3. Self-Awareness/Self-Care. There was a special farewell celebration for Ana Acosta, who served as assistant coordinator focusing on hispanic churches. We wish Ana and her family God’s continued blessings.
Our sincere gratitude to all the presenters and participants for their contribution and the success of the virtual Women’s Ministries Leadership Training. It is our prayer that women across the Southwest Region Conference, Southwestern Union and the North American Division become rejuvenated, empowered and motivated as we declare the theme, “I Will Go; That They May Come.” Come, Lord Jesus.
By Anysia Archibald, Women’s Ministries Coordinator