ICDM Leadership Training Conference
Story and photos by Cathy Wallick
Christian leaders from five Haitian states and many denominations came together January 16-20 for an ICDM Leadership Training Conference. Presented in cooperation with The Mission Society of Norcross, Georgia, the conference brought 65 Haitian and American men and women to join in community for five days of training.
Throughout the week, participants saw the power of God unfold as four extraordinary teachers from The Mission Society helped them to process how God desires to minister to and through them. Participants were challenged to rethink their approach in ministry, open themselves to a new vision from God’s Spirit, step outside their comfort zones and share the Gospel in new ways, and with new eyes, new ears, and a new dependency on the Spirit of God, to touch lives for eternity.
Participants learned how to use Inductive Bible Storying as an effective method for reaching both literate and illiterate people groups. Bible Storying does not depend on highly skilled, educated people for its effectiveness. It enables reliable, dedicated men and women to reach their own people groups in their own heart language and culture.
The conference experience included large-group teaching, small-group interaction and individual study. Experiential teachings guided participants through a five-day transformation process. Leaders with humble hearts will become better servants of God as they allow the Holy Spirit to be in charge.
God calls leaders to be people of integrity, faithful to biblical teaching and biblical Christianity, and committed to the highest ethical practices in business and ministry. All of us are ordinary people, but through Christ, we can do extraordinary things for the Kingdom of God.
On the final day of the conference, each participant received a certificate of completion.