Last week we hosted our annual staff coference. This was the first one since I started working in the home office full-time. So this time around I was asked to take a lead role in planning and hosting the meetings. I really enjoyed it!
Our objectives for this years conference were threefold:
- Our missionaries would be refreshed and encouraged.
- Each of our missionaries would clearly understand their vital role in generating CRI's six ministry outcomes.
- Our missionaries would leave equipped to minister more effectively in their role.
When we started planning in November I suggested that we try something totally different than in the past. Instead of just a series of large group teaching sessions we should break the staff into smaller teams and have them rotate through a series of breakout sessions and team exercises. This way we encourage greater participation by making the meetings more interactive and engaging. And we allow everyone to get to know each other better in their teams.
There were around 40 staff there, including 9 indigenous missionaries. Our board of directors was also with us for part of the time. Thanks to everyone's hard work it was a huge success! Some even said that it was the best staff conference we have ever had. I am really glad that I got to contribute!