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Online Forum with Derek Kirbow
The importance of food security as a nation
Derek completed his Masters degree in International Relations and Comparative Politics and then his PhD in International Development where he majored in Food and Water Security and minored in Community Development. It was only a short time before he joined the Department of Science and Technology at the University of the Nations, a Christian University with more than 500 locations. Derek was tasked with oversight of the Appropriate Technology Village where he earned his certification in Permaculture so as to bring this training to Youth With A Mission (YWAM). Since that time he has worked in various departments in Science and Technology and currently serves as an Associate Dean with the focus on curriculum development.
In all of this Derek's teaching has taken him to Samoa, Malawi, Colombia, Switzerland, England, South Africa, and dozens of other nations as an instructor in agriculture, sustainability, and community development. He is currently writing a textbook on Korean Natural Farming, a book on Tropical Permaculture, a training manual for holistic development, and several journal articles on the scientific application of site design on the global food crisis as it pertains to missions.
Summary of the video
Online Forum with Deon Labuschagne
We currently have a staff between 70 and 120 people on a daily basis. We run cattle and sheep, we have agroforestry and foundation farming training on these premises, while we also do a church and early child development, we have all sorts of other ministries, sports ministries, the church being the centre of that.
We are passionate about teaching people, especially in agroforestry. People come from all over Africa, Europe and Americas, and we teach them in e diversity of food resources from permaculture to foundational farming to agroforestry to subtropic farming to savery to holistic land management. Then we continuously always improve our knowledge and increase our repertoire in order to help believers becoming self sustainable in this time, where we live in.
My family are passionate to help people that wants to help them self. Leaders to rise up into their calling. The way that we approach all of this is to see how to contextualise into each individual's context and then helping them to strive to improve that local context".
Online Forum with Markus Reichenbach
When we say become an impactful leader, we mean a leader who can drive meaningful change.
Know that a great leader has influence. Markus experienced that many people are just on the position of leadership, but there is a difference between a leader and apposition. As it was already said above that a leader has influence, and they bring positive change in the society. Many people want to change the world, but only few people know how to do it. If you want change, first change yourself, then you can change the world. Luke 22: 24-27 the one who is elder should be like child as it has already articulated that leadership is not position but serving people for the positive change.
Do not see yourself as the most important if you are a leader. Jesus is the good example of a leader as he was in the form of God, but he emptied himself as a servant and being born in the likeness of the man. He humbled himself to the point of death.
Principles of leadership says leadership is not about me; Phil 2:5-9. You are also supposed to have a learning attitude. We need to take responsibility instead of blaming others. Markus observed three types of leadership:
1. Those who do not know what they should do
2. Those who do what they have to do
3. Those who do a little bit more.
Keep in mind that leaders are born to bring change and they always take risks.
Online Forum with Markus Gyger
Online Forum with Bruno Loyiso
And here is a short (10 minute) introduction video to the topic.
Online Forum with Angel and Asante Masanche
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Online Forum with David McDonald
Drawing from his long experience as a businessman and teacher, David McDonald has given us a broad, valuable overview of key elements essential in Business God's way. The content would easily provide the material for a week's training, and a lifetime is not long enough to put everything into practice! Here are a few key statements:
- Stay committed in the face of hard consequences
- Accept and welcome the unknown
- learn from mistakes. Leader journal their mistakes to learn from. Focus on them. "Sometimes you win, sometime you learn". (Maxwell)
These are only a view of highlights, there are many more in the presentation.
Watch the Video here.