Training and Equipping
Our final day began with us considering the skills we each need to develop to best serve the teams and areas we work in. There’s a positive attitude to training in the team, which is good, as we want to make sure we are always giving the best we can to the Alliance; but, as training can be a costly business, we want to make sure we are getting value for money.
Over the next few months we will keep thinking about the ways in which demands on our roles are taking us in new directions and we will make sure we are as well equipped to serve in these areas as we can be.
One of the foundational principles of the Alliance is reflective practice. As a practice it’s broader than simply applying it to our work, it involves observing cultural trends, the global environment and society as a whole and reflecting on what God may have to say into these situations. The introduction to reflective practice on wycliffe.net is an excellent starting point in this area.
We took the opportunity to spend some time on our final afternoon together to reflect and considering what God may have to say to us as a team.
It was interesting hearing what people had to say. Our work is not in a vacuum, we each bring an outsider perspective to our roles and what is happening in the rest of our lives has an impact on how we think. Maybe, therefore, it was no surprise that our main reflections were on our individual and collective relationship with God. Our focus, as a team, is to serve Alliance organisations, but we do that best when we have God at the centre of what we do.
Maybe some more reflections to come next week.
Right now I’m at Frankfurt airport and they’ve just called my flight. Time to go home.