My Grander Vision for Mexico | Serving Leaders who Serve God
We believe that churches have a greater impact when they are led by greater leaders, who are not only gifted, but also equipped to lead. Before the Global Leadership Summit came to Mexico, Luis Mellado, GLS organizer in Mexico, describes a lack of leadership in the church. However, he is excited to see that over the last 10 years since the GLS has been held in Mexico, leadership has developed, and there is a growing hunger for it. In 2015, we celebrate that there are now 18 GLS sites in Mexico, and the demand is growing.
Luis says that God has opened many doors. “The Willow Creek Association has grown to a point where we are experiencing great momentum. More doors are opening for us to go into additional cities and we’re very excited about that possibility. We believe that in the future, we will see more fruit coming out of the GLS.”
The Church Reaching its Full Potential
Luis said it’s their desire for the church to reach its full potential, which requires two important elements. First, they need to be biblically based, and offer solid biblical teaching. Second, they need good leadership. “That’s where the vacuum is. That’s where I think God uses the GLS for the benefit of the church, the nation, and the world. I believe I’m called to do what I do,” says Luis. “I believe God has called me to serve him with my life, and at this stage of my life, it’s a privilege to be a part of the WCA, and serve those who serve God—the leaders and pastors.” Luis said he if could offer encouragement to other Christian leaders, it would be for them to continue learning. “The most dangerous thing for leaders is to think that we have arrived,” says Luis. “It’s very healthy to keep in mind how much more there is to learn, and how much more there is to do.”
Thank you for your support in Mexico
“I’m very thankful for all the people who have invested in the GLS – time, funds, support, guidance and so many components that are involved in making the GLS happen around the world,” says Luis. “In Mexico, we are very, very grateful. If you’re up with the news, you know that Mexico faces many challenges. But we believe that the local church is the hope of the world. It’s not just a saying. I believe in strengthening the church, especially those who lead the church. We can bring hope and change. We are so grateful to all the people who have supported or been a part of taking the GLS globally.”
Please continue to pray and support leaders like Luis in Mexico who seek to change lives, impact the Kingdom, and ultimately introduce people to Jesus. You make a difference for hundreds of thousands of leaders through your support and prayer.
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