Learning to Lead Opportunities in January

We are excited to announce that in in 2015 we are kicking off service opportunities once a month with Learning to Lead! The heart of Learning to Lead is to gather together high-level Christian leaders from every sector and age group to develop personally, challenge each other, and mentor others. A large part of this vision also includes collectively serving our community and making a great impact in the city of Pittsburgh. We desire to see every person grow and develop into world changing leaders who make huge impacts in their families, workplaces, cities, states, nations, and one day the world! It starts with making a commitment this year to not live a life focused on ourselves, but choosing to give our lives away for others and caring for those who no one else cares for.
So, where do we start?

  • We need to commit ourselves to proximity – We can’t be agents of change from far away. As a group we need to expose ourselves to the needs of our community. We have no right to be ignorant. Proximity will show us things we would never have seen otherwise. Once a month we will have the opportunity to be exposed to a different non-profit and partner together with them to serve the community.
  • We need to learn to change the narrative – Before judging, there’s often a story behind every injustice. We need to choose to see the people behind the issues, and help to change their next chapter. We need to put ourselves in their shoes. The people we will be serving may not have a home, a warm bed, a hot meal, childcare, or a family. They may not feel loved, accepted, safe, or secure. By playing our part to love others where they are and changing just a little part of their lives, we actually bring justice to the world. Justice is what love looks like when we deal with the issues of the world and restore things back to the way they were supposed to be.
  • We have to choose to be uncomfortable – Committing to monthly service opportunities will be a sacrifice, but we have to be intentional and ask ourselves, “What is ours to do? What is our part that God would have us to play? What is God calling us to restore?”. Part of being a leader is standing when everyone else is sitting, speaking when everyone else is silent, and putting our hands to something when everyone else would rather sit back. Serving others will be uncomfortable, but we do it because we ourselves were once broken, lost, and were given a second chance… and now we get to be agents of change bringing God’s love, justice, and hope to our city.

Ways to get Involved in January:

  • Saturday, January 31st is our first service opportunity as a group. We will be serving Habitat for Humanity starting at 9amNot only will we be helping to build and restore homes, but also playing a part in restoring lives. If you have not yet done so, please RSVP by Saturday, January 24 to laurasmith0812@gmail.com or respond to the Facebook event. Feel free to invite family and friends. We are also asking you to consider making a $25 donation to help fund the build day. We want to bless each non-profit not only with our time, but with our finances as well.
  • L2L Small Group – We have a small group that meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month. We go through personal growth resources together, share our goals and hold each other accountable, and have a blast! We’d love for you to join us. For more information or to get on our small group e-mail list, e-mail me at dougsmithlive@gmail.com.
  • Leadership Breakfast – Our next leadership breakfast will be on Saturday, January 17th at 8 a.m. at Panera Bread in Cranberry. Our speaker will be Larry Bettencourt, Founder and Pastor of Champion Life Church. At the breakfast, he will be sharing what he believes to be the most important leadership lesson for the next generation. Don’t miss it! Register here! 
We are excited for what God wants to do in and through you this year to make a great impact in the city of Pittsburgh!
If this post helped you and you believe it could help others, please recommend it on Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon, and the other social media sites listed below. Also, I would love to hear your thoughts on this post. Leave a comment below! Thank you! I would also encourage you to subscribe to this blog via RSS feed or e-mail! You can sign-up for e-mail by typing your e-mail address in the box on the left hand side of this site that says “E-mail updates”.

27 Responses

  1. Typically I do not read write-up on blogs, nevertheless I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do so! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, really fantastic post.

  2. Great morning, may be seriously is off of concept but , no matter what, i have already been hunting within your internet sites as well as aesthetics totally surely elegant. I’m just creating a fresh, new journal as battling to get bode well, each i do get your hands on a specific thing the mess it up. The ways quick seemed to be to in which as a way to your website? Could in fact one more person as i am lacking discover exercise, even though use parents redesign sheets devoid of having endangering everything aquatic treadmill?

  3. There are extremely a lot of details like that take into consideration. That is the great specify raise up. I offer the thoughts above as common inspiration but clearly you can locate questions such as the 1 you raise up exactly where the most critical factor will probably be performing function in honest quite good faith. I don?t know if guidelines have emerged about issues like that, but Far more than likely that your particular job is clearly identified as a fair game. Both boys and girls notice the impact of a moment

  4. I was extremely pleased to uncover this web site.
    I wanted to thank you for your time due to this
    fantastic read!! I definitely enjoyed every part of it and i also
    have you saved to fav to look at new stuff on your web site.

  5. Proactol is also used as remedy for aches and pains.
    Some cases of minerals vitamins overdose could have fatal consequences.

    As of right now I can totally see a difference in my
    upper thighs and upper arms.

  6. But no, instead it comes back and gets destroyed in the very next episode “The Balance”.
    Also, the four members of the League we see in this episode are
    Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Aquaman, the same four
    DC heroes that were most prominently featured on Superfriends.
    Non-Taureans look at your inherent kindness of heart like it’s an ether cloud of dopey niceness which surrounds your
    sign naturally, without producing so much as a blip on your radar of self-awareness.

  7. Wow! This blog looks jus like myy old one! It’s on a totally different topic buut it has pretty much the same layout and design. Excellent choice of colors!

    my web sote m88

  8. Aw, this was a very nice post. Taking the time and actual effort to produce a good article… but what can I say… I hesitate a lot and don’t seem to get nearly anything done.

  9. I’m amazed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s
    both equally educative and entertaining, and let
    me tell you, you’ve hit the nail on the head.

    The issue is something that too few men and women are speaking intelligently about.
    I’m very happy that I stumbled across this in my hunt for something relating
    to this.

  10. But like its greater cousin, the HTC Evo, it’s obvious that HTC crafted it with
    a focus on delivering a top-notch gamer experience.
    Jon Smith is a writer and is interested in topics related to Tech
    – Wench. With the advent of Smartphones like Android, online education has been surpassed with rapid development in mobile
    apps development.

  11. previous mobile phones and operates in conjunction with the onscreen QWERTY keyboard.
    Android is a software platform and operating system for mobile devices based on the Linux operating system and developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance.
    Eight is Talk to Me that makes communication easy around the world with more than 40 different languages in it.

  12. I believe everything said made a great deal of sense.

    However, what about this? suppose you were to create a
    awesome headline? I ain’t suggesting your content is not good., but what if you added a post title that grabbed a
    person’s attention? I mean Learning to Lead Opportunities in January – Doug Smith
    Live is a little boring. You should glance at Yahoo’s front page
    and note how they create article headlines to get people to click.
    You might add a video or a picture or two to grab readers interested about what you’ve got to say.
    Just my opinion, it might make your posts a little
    bit more interesting.

  13. But like its greater cousin, the HTC Evo, it’s obvious that HTC crafted it with a
    focus on delivering a top-notch gamer experience.
    If you are a media geek or a person who plainly wants to have
    lots of fun, the Android Tablet is the right tablet PC for you.
    Immerse yourself in unprecedented football atmosphere and the true PES experience with PES 2011.

  14. You must concentrate on your security, particularly while traveling overseas.
    Ensure you have a gentle cleanser to wash your face at night and some make-up remover wipes.

    What are some other important that you need to
    do to prepare yourself.

  15. hello!,I really like your writing very a lot!
    proportion we keep in touch more about your post on AOL?
    I require a specialist on this area to resolve my problem.
    May be that’s you! Having a look ahead to peer you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *