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Florida Conference of Seventh Day Adventists

Newsletter 3-29-17

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.—Ephesians 1:17

**Greetings, I trust your week is a good one and remember no challenge is to hard for God.  This morning as I was looking for leadership ideas, I came across this… “A leader…is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.” Nelson Mandela  …This is so true.  May our goal today and beyond be this kind of leadership. 

The God We Serve

Time and again the challenges of life and leadership call us back to remembering who God is so that we can reset our vision and values and chart a course forward. As we seek Him in His Word, as we see Him revealed in Jesus’ life, as we walk in the Spirit, we get to know Him better. This God, who so loved us that He willingly gave Himself for us, continues to pour out His love into our hearts by His Spirit, empowering us to love others as He loves us. Get to know Him better today.

I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.—Ephesians 1:17

Prayer: Father God, pour out Your Spirit. Reveal Yourself to us. Open our eyes to who You are so that we may know and serve You in Jesus’ name. Amen.

What Defines a Great Leader

Being a good leader is a valuable skill no matter how old you are—whether you’re in school or the workplace. But not everyone has innate leadership qualities. That’s why it’s important to teach kids early on how to develop the skills to be a good leader. Being a leader will help kids build confidence and succeed in activities like group projects, team sports, clubs, etc. And these skills will only continue to benefit them as they grow older.

Play a Leadership Game:   Invite your children’s friends over to play a game that emphasize leadership skills. Place old paper grocery bags in various places on the ground. When you play music, the kids are to dance around the bags. When you stop the music, give a five second countdown and everyone must be on a bag. After each round, take two bags away. The kids must make sure that everyone is on a bag or everyone is out. Watch for any natural leaders to take charge and give orders or ideas to ensure that everyone is on a bag, suggesting ideas like tearing open the bags to make them bigger. Discuss the solutions the kids came up with at the end of the game.

Community service activities are a great way to promote leadership qualities and give children the opportunity to share their leadership skills with the rest of the community.

Community service can help children build confidence and teach them the rewards of giving to others. Arrange for opportunities to take the children in your care to help and volunteer. Be sure to have parents’ permission and that you have addressed any safety concerns with the volunteer site.

Animal shelters-collect food, blankets and toys for the animals

Charity shops-collect and donate old clothes and toys

Senior centers-visiting with seniors, eating lunch, reading with them

Community clean up-picking up trash or raking leaves

Calendar Updates:

                        April 8                        Bellview Community Outreach Program

                        April 15                      Avon Park SDA Adventurer Sabbath Church Service

                        April 20-23                 English Camp Meeting @ Camp Kulaqua

                        May 6                          Go Fish/Creative Ministry Workshop @ Palm Coast SDA Church

*Please Note:  Single Parent Retreat for August 4-6, 2017 @ Camp Kulaqua registration opens April 1, 2017.  Check out the Camp Kulaqua Events website for details and registration. 

**Discounts available when you register.

My final thought for you this week is that the ‘best leaders have fun’.  Thomas Edison once said “I never did a day’s work in my life.  It was all fun.” 

As you look to the weekend reflect on things above. God made a rest day for a reason!  Prayers for all of you.

March 29, 2017
March 29, 2017