7 Reflections on the Impact of Servant Leadership Development
Seven Reflections on the impact of Servant Leadership—from course participants in Kenya.
The Center for Sharing’s mission statement is “Calling forth the gifts of all people through Christ Centered community.” We do this by facilitating Servant Leadership development opportunities where people are allowed to explore their gifts and talents as they wrestle with the age old questions of “Why am I here? What am I supposed to do with my life? What am I good at? How can I use that to serve others?”
Out of our work in Kenya, a new ministry was born called SLEC (Servant Leadership and Environmental Conservation)—you can read more about it here on their website: http://www.slecinternational.org. Here are some reflections from course participants shared by Roseanne Mbaya, who has begun to facilitate courses on her own (the Center for Sharing has done several courses over the past 7 years in Kenya).
As you will see, students had just worked through writing their personal mission and visions statements and had done some work to understand their personality types. Here is what the participants had to say:
Jane: I have learnt that we can get our mission and vision from our core values and target groups. I now know my personality type. My personality type can help me now understand why people think and behave the way they do.
Paul: I now know how to write a mission and vision statement and what core values are. It has opened my eyes to see the future. I learnt different personality types. I have been struggling with who I am but through this training I now know me.
Patrick: I now have a vision and mission. The vision I generated surprised me. I have acquired new skills of equipping the community and Church. I was surprised by my personality type, the way I think, behave and do things. I have discovered me. I have seen a renewed Patrick.
Patriciah: I was living without any vision or mission. Now I have a vision and mission. On the personality types, I have received salvation and need to work on my type. I can now handle people because I appreciate their personality types are different from mine. I have learnt a lot and there is going to be change on how I treat people around me.
Ronald: It is amazing the way we have received these teaching. This kind of training keeps you awake. I have learnt about myself. I was resisting knowing me but I finally gave up and began to open up. It was painful looking at ourselves and this will assist us in our spiritual growth. I now know myself and it will help me know others.
Irene: I now have a mission statement and have realized by personality type. I have now understood some of my characteristics I had questions about. I even now know my husband’s personality type is four.
Aloise: I have known how to generate a mission and vision statement. I am glad I got to know my personality type.