Friday, October 29, 2010

Team Sport

I had a reunion yesterday with some guys I have come to really like, love and appreciate. We were all part of Scott Hodge's coaching group last spring. Twelve of us talked church, life and leadership from January to June online with an onsite meeting in May with Scott and his team in Aurora, IL. I thought it was interesting how all but two of our teammates showed up yesterday to our online reunion (one was on the phone, so you can't see him in the photo) just to catch up and hand out some attaboys to some guys who are leading, struggling and winning. All of us need and actively looked for support outside our context when we joined up in December of '09 . Yesterday was kind of like a play date, in some respects, because for 90 minutes a dozen leaders weaved encouragement & prayer with some horsing around. Honestly, I long for that kind of companionship and release of my squirrelly-self with no pressure to be the best behaved guy in the room. Yeah, I realized again how I really do need the body of Christ, and I need it in many forms. Thanks guys. Let's do it again soon!

3 comments:

Scott Hodge said...

It was a great time, wasn't it Edgar? Appreciate you and all you've brought to the table. Keep up the great work over on the other side of the lake!

e.cabello said...

Yeah, it was great each time we met. Thanks for leading us well and inviting us in to your world. One of my best & favorite leadership growth experiences...

Jerrell Jobe said...

Sounds fun & inspiring...

I was a little curious about the squirrly-side and the bit about you being the best behaved person in the room...!

...Has Alberta turned a new leaf & now cutting up in staff meetings...???