I am reminded of what Benjamin Franklin said hundreds of years ago, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” In your ministry of globalLead, we take planning seriously, not because of Benjamin Franklin, but because of our benevolent Father.
It is important to plan but also to realize that God is ultimately in control. God gives us some very wise instructions that apply to all of us, specifically to your globalLead ministry. Proverbs 16:9 states, “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Certainly, we are to be good stewards of our time, talents, and treasures, and one way we do that with your ministry is to prayerfully plan. In the past few months, we have put a huge effort into planning as your globalLead team. We gathered our directors, our trainers, our staff, and our board in a series of online events in order to celebrate the past, to look ahead at the ministry, and seek God’s heart for where He wants us to go. I have to say that I am humbled by your globalLead leadership team. Surely the Proverb is true that “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 15:22
We can all be assured that God has plans. One of His major plans is the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20. Your globalLead team is fully committed to listening to Christ and doing our role in fulfilling His Great Commission. Specifically, here are some of the expansive plans we have for the next 5 years:
✦ 10 New Countries with Staff (2 per year)
✦ 175 Additional Pastors/Leaders as Volunteer Trainers
✦ Increase the number of people trained to 10,000 per year by year 5 (almost 5 times our current annual amount).
All of these numbers reflect the desire to triple the amount of current impact in your globalLead ministry. To do this, we will depend fully on God’s provision for us. Please pray with us as we ask God to provide the right people as staff, both in the fields and in the offices, to support this vision!