As winter creeps slowly into spring, Freedom to Lead is also experiencing a new season. Our travel calendars are packed full from now until December. We are grateful for being able to continue what was birthed back in 2009. At the same time we wonder how to cover all the opportunities. New initiatives are being started and new dreams are being explored. 2019 is a year of possibility.
This year Freedom to Lead will be celebrating ten years. In the coming months you will be hearing more about this as you will be invited to celebrate with us. Celebrate what God has done. Celebrate how The Garden Project has taken root in churches and communities. Celebrate that we get to see impact on the lives of ministry leaders around the world as they are set free to be all that God would have them be. 2019 is a year of celebration.
Changes are on the horizon. Big changes. As we cross from one decade of ministry into a new decade of ministry we are at the forefront of an ever changing world. This means FTL and the organization has to evolve accordingly. The continuing rise of globalization and the role of the internet poses great opportunities…and great risks. While some regions of the world are becoming more open, other regions are tightening up. 2019 is a year to trust God as never before.
As we celebrate the past and trust God for the future, of this much we can be certain: Our mission of cultivating competent Christ-centered leaders to unleash their potential to impact local communities for the whole gospel has not changed. The methods may change. The strategies may change. The countries of service may change. FTL’s team may change. But our mission remains the same. For as long as God wills it.
We have a lot to look forward to in 2019. We also have a lot that we are uncertain about in 2019. But our prayer is that FTL will remain faithful to the mission that God has placed in our hearts. Until all have heard.