Thank you for signing up for the Training Table, a weekly feast to keep you the reader strong for “the race that has been set out before us” (2 Corinthians 9:24; Hebrews 12:1)!
Being a fanatic about all things that pertain to leadership, I believe it is most important for leadership to establish the foundations for any organization in the form of its Vision, Mission, Core Values, etc.
In regards to the first several issues of the Training Table, I would appreciate it if you would pull up a chair at the table with me to take a closer look at the Feast of the Heart Vision, Mission, and Core Values. By doing this, we can begin our journey together–in strengthening each other for the race that has been set out before us–by making sure that what ever is offered by this ministry is always in support of its Vision, Mission, and Core Values. And, if anything is out of line, correct it with humility and alacrity.
I hope you will agree that any individual or organization who is not 100% sure (okay, how about 75% sure…) of what their Vision, Mission, and Core Values consist of, while attempting to live it out each day and readjusting when off course, would be akin to setting out on a grand and bold expedition, without having the vaguest idea of where one is going.
Even the earliest adventurers knew how to sail, which direction it was to move into unknown waters, how to use the stars to tiangulate their position and course, and inspire the crew to sail and sing well each day! Vision, Mission, Core Values help us triangulate!
Please stay tuned as I will purposefully, passionately, and humbly offer you–and others you would recommend to pull up a chair at the Training Table–a feast for the born-again heart. I promise you the fare will be as satisfying as any delicious meal could be! Low in fat, high in fiber, to keep you spiritually fit, to fight the good fight, each day.