As we approach our second telesummit, I've paused to reflect a bit. The November 2015 YBB! telesummit marked the first time I put on anything like this and definitely anything to this extent. Things weren't very "pretty" or "slick," but it was there: my offering. And the excellent news is that more than 70 participants engaged with the presentations and downloaded the materials! Yippee!
I expressed this before and still believe it: YBB! seems like a culmination of much of my life's work, research, ministry, and unique positioning. So, from my persepctive it's an offering to the Lord for his Church's growth. That said, my husband and I have prayed and discussed the future of the telesummits. The exact future isn't clear, although for now I'm continuing the 2016 planning; but we both realized that...
1. I need help. Thus far, it's been just me producing and directing the entire effort. I'm praying for people who have already caught or who think they are catching a vision for this to join in on a volunteer team. (If this is you, please email me at womenleadershipbible @ gmail.com.)
2. We need/want to see more evidence that women find this engaging and are indeed benefiting from these efforts. We have received a number of emails saying "thank you" and "this is so good!" and other brief kind words. We'd like/LOVE to hear some specific feedback regarding the blessing you receive from the training. (So please leave comments on every page where they're invited and please send your feedback to womenleadershipbible @ gmail.com. Of course, constructive criticism is always helpful and appreciated, too; so feel free to engage us with your suggestions. But know that we might just recruit you to solve the problem... ;-)
3. We will need to see that others are gaining a vision for these telesummits such that they participate, help spread the word about it (perhaps by becoming "affiliate"), and donate.
We trust that each person who comes across this will seek the Lord on their own involvement and level of participation and/or support.
Also, just so you know, it's my heart's desire that this "go global" for the church's benefit: to be used where folks don't have easy access to seminary training, where women aren't trained much (or at all) biblically or theologically, etc. Of course, language is an issue and is currently a barrier for many; but one thing at a time. So, for now it's limited to English speakers or those who, as mentioned, have their own means for translation.
I hope it's somehow helpful to you and folks you know and/or that you will be willing to share the link and this description with others you believe might benefit from it. If the November telesummit have been a blessing to you, would you consider posting a comment right now and then also sending me your comment/feedback regarding that blessing? I'd sincerely appreciate it!
The Lord bless you as you go deeper in the Word and in your confidence in your understanding of it – and him!
Founder, Your BiblicalBreakthrough! Training Telesummits for Women