See Jay’s cool pictures and account of the 2007 ICOC International Leadership Conference below…
Two days before the conference began, delegates from around the world elected from churches and regional leadership synergy groups met for a series of meetings to confer on how to better meet our trans-congregational needs. We had been relying on a few conferences and on a Steering Committee of nine last year to try to keep track of this, but that arrangement quickly proved obsolete.
This year, and heartily approved by the delegates, we all elected to replace the Steering Committee with 10 different specialized committees, including a “Strategic Building Committee” on which I will serve for the next two years–it’s particular charge is to solicit/bring voice (esp on the web via Disciples Today) to commended brothers and churches who are setting an example for us all in maturity and missions. Hopefully some tremendous stories, interviews, and in-depth church building articles will emerge from this collaboration.
Other committees included: Campus, Teen, Single, HOPE, Teacher & Ministry Education, Shepherding and Advisory for churches in need, and Missions Support.
What a step! Pray for all our passionate efforts to bear good fruit and serve the churches.