Our Leadership hubs aim to give the opportunity for leaders to come together and wrestle with issues and ideas that impact both how and why we lead. Our hope would be to gather a couple of times in the year, forming a rich community of leaders that can learn together. Ideally we would have liked to have met together in person and invite you onto the College campus so we could enjoy a rich discussion around tables and over coffee but as we journey through the current context we remain keen to resource leaders and so would like to invite you to join with us online over zoom.
2020 has a been an avalanche of a year, as communities across the world respond not just to a pandemic but to issues of failing leadership, racism, poverty and increasing mental ill health. And within this global context we find ourselves navigating both the local pressures and our own personal needs. There is much we are each trying to handle at present both in our leadership roles and personally with our family and friends.
So, as people of faith where is our focus? As followers of Jesus, what resources are we accessing, or rhythms are we adopting to bring hope? Where might we turn? In this quest we find ourselves seeking God and turning to His Word. We have found ourselves as disciples and leaders, considering the book of the prophet Joel and would like to invite you into our learning as we reflect on the perspective that God ushers in.
Leadership Hub - Living with the mystery of God
Joel speaks to his community at a time of a national crisis, as a locust plague has devastated the land and caused even worship at the temple to cease. He calls the people to rend their hearts and turn to God, trusting in His compassion and power to help. Yet, Joel does not provide simplistic answers, nor does he advocate a black and white view of reality. There is something mysterious about the way the Lord deals with His people. Even as the prophetic word reaches the community, a lot remains concealed from their eyes: why is all this happening to them and how exactly will it pan out? The elders and leaders of Judah are called to pass on their experience to the future generations as a testimony of how God works, intervenes and reveals Himself. Thus, the book of Joel becomes a teaching tool for believers of every day and age, guiding us how to learn from the past, how to cope with the mystery of the present, and how to live in the light of the glorious hope that awaits us in the future.
Charlie Hadjiev, will input across the morning, helping us explore the themes of the book of Joel alongside taking time to dive into a smaller section where we can reflect more personally on our own faith. There will be space for some small group discussion as well as some Q+A response.
Charlie is an Old Testament lecturer at BBC, has recently published the Tyndale Old Testament Commentary on Joel and Amos with IVP and the Bloomsbury T&T Clark Study Guide on Joel and other Minor Prophets.
So, will you join with us online as we launch our Leadership Labs? Our heart is that this morning might create space for you to consider the perspective our God ushers in and together reflect on the impact this has for our lives and our leadership.
Hope to see you there and do feel free to pass this invite onto other as well.
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