The role of a leader (Pushing people in their gifting)

18 Jul

Last night we had our event titled: LIVE – AFTERMATH. This is the second time that we did LIVE for this SY 2013-2014. LIVE is a night of tales, tunes and truth. Our heart in LIVE is to see people “Get Wired to the FULL LIFE”. To see the pictures of the event, click on the link below:

ImageThe AFTERMATH of last night’s event was amazing. There were a lot of students who received Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Not only that but students were admonished to be “Christ’s ambassadors” and preach the gospel to their friends, blockmates and loved ones.

Just like any other event that we do, this LIVE would not be possible if it were not for our sponsors (joke lang). LIVE would not be possible if it weren’t for the team who made sure everything went according to plan. My job as a leader is just to push them so that they will be able to use their gifts most effectively. Bill Hybels said in his book: Courageous Leadership:

“Please understand, it’s not that I believe the gift of leadership is more important than other gifts. It’s simply that people with the gift of leadership are uniquely equipped to come up with strategies and structures that provide opportunities for other people to USE THEIR GIFTS MOST EFFECTIVELY.”

Kung wala sila ewan ko nalang kung ano nangyari sa LIVE. However, because of their gifts and talents, LIVE became successful. Of course we could have done a lot of things way way better and we’ll continue to learn from them but all in all, we were able to reach our goal. πŸ™‚

I believe that this is critical for all leaders to understand this. I certainly don’t have the skills to do Photoshop, edit a video much less direct it; but because in our team we had people who were gifted in these things, then we were able to maximize their gifting to the best interest of LIVE.

As a leader we should be secure enough to know that we can’t do everything. I always told the team this that if I did everything: 1) Mamamatay ako, 2) Mag fail yung event (no doubt about it). Sometimes the leader takes all the credit for a successful event but it’s really the team and not the leader who should take credit. The role of a leader is primarily serving the members of the team so that they could maximize their strengths. Leadership is servanthood according to Jesus.

With that I’d like to thank the team responsible for LIVE:

Kriscel Papa – Thanks again for co-leading this with me! Thanks for leading the music team, alam ko naman na favorite mo talaga ang music. Great job with the band! Thank you Clover Street, galing niyo, fantastic job!

Xandrino Mangunay a.k.a. Mr. Inggit 2013 – Thanks for doing the promotional video, I’m sure that video really helped in building anticipation of the event umabot siya 300 views. Hurray! Haha. Thanks for being proactive all the way, I super appreciated that. You’re a catalyst to this team. Lakas ng impact. πŸ™‚ Of course the video shoot! Production design concept, ikaw lang makakaisip. Namaximize talaga lahat ng talents mo. Next time dance number naman! Super thank you talaga. Of course the recap video I can’t wait for that. πŸ™‚

Bianca Anievas- Thanks for editing the LIVE cam! Editing is no joke of course. Add to that the fact na nawala pa ang charge mo. Thanks for helping Dudan with the video shoot rin and the production design ng LifeBox center. Panalo lang talaga πŸ™‚

Laurice Plando – Once again, those posters. Kainis ang talents mo. Haha! You’re such a gifted artist. Music, Dance, Painting, ano pa ba? Only regret ko is you didn’t maximize every gift you had hahahaha! Super proud of you! I really thought the countdown posters were so cool. Too bad hindi natin nagamit yung caption na nilagay mo. One of the best in terms of designing and creating posters. Good job!

Michelle Abello – Too bad lang talaga na you weren’t able to attend LIVE but I appreciate all the effort and your attitude of helping. Can’t wait to work more with you in the future. πŸ™‚ Thanks for doing the Photoman kahit di ka nakaattend. Di bale all LIVE will be Thursdays na moving forward. πŸ™‚ Sayang ikaw dapat stage manager eh! =D

Jade Lingan – Thanks for mobilizing the engage team even though you had class and an exam. Super appreciate it. I received good feedback on the engage team how they were such great hosts! πŸ™‚ Super thank you shobs! πŸ™‚

Pao Santillan – Thanks again bro for doing the registration and documentations. Sorry for making you double hat again haha, at least walang nawala na mac/laptop. Again bro, your role is huge more after the event! πŸ™‚ Thanks for uploading to pictures ASAP! Now ma tatag na natin ang mga tao for an AFTER AFTERMATH experience. πŸ˜€

Tricia Togado – Tricia sobrang galing mo na sa tech! Kayang kaya mo na nakapikit yan eh. πŸ™‚ Dapat nag ttrain ka na ng iba to do that! That’s the next that is in store for you. Baka pwede si Ynna who did lights for LIVE haha! Dynamic duo kayo palagi noh? πŸ™‚

Ton Lichuaco and Trisha Terrado- Thanks for being our emcees. Never an easy task to speak in front. I’m sure you guys will continue to be better and better after this. Great job last night. πŸ™‚

Kiel Mamauag, Thomas Marechaux, Marc Marcaida, Sharlene Yap – Thank you for sharing your testimonies. The Bible does say that we have overcome with the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony. It takes courage and strength to share your testimonies. I’m sure a lot were blessed by hearing then and that God used them to touch the lives of the people. πŸ™‚

And of course my personal consultant in all these things: Jay Abola!

Pastor Nixon Ng – For delivering yet again another powerful and timely message. God definitely used you to preach his message! πŸ˜€ Grabe yung annointing! πŸ™‚

To everyone who hosted and engaged people. Thanks as well! You know who you are. It’s really a team effort! No one deserves credit but God alone. Thank you Jesus for using us! πŸ™‚

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