Today, I'm thrilled to announce that The Ember Cast sends Tess to represent us at a leadership conference hosted by a global church planting and missions organization. Tess will be in Portugal for this over a long weekend in March. This specific process of sending Tess includes her excellent leadership as one of our Guides and some financial investment. We don't just send anyone.
I badly wanted to be involved in this weekend - southern Europe for 4 days talking about leadership among global church planters - what's not to love, but it wasn't going to work out. Instead the very act of skipping it and sending someone else embodies the premier challenge facing churches and nonprofit organizations in the near term: the ability to empower and release the emerging generation while coaching and mentoring them in calling, vocation and leadership.
As an organization and personally as well as as a family, our proudest moments are when we are involved in sending someone to do something that utilizes their gifts, talents and resources. It's the epitome of one of our mantras - We throw fire - and represents our best at being catalytic leaders. Tess is incredible and we look forward to both her investment in this conference as well as a sharpening of her competencies as a global leader.