Transformed leaders transform schools

Feb 18, 2021 Motivational

Transformed leaders transform schools

Transformed leaders transform schools

Sarah Cross – ACSI Zimbabwe Chairperson
This was an encouragement from a recent PSI training I did and it has challenged me to think what does a transformed leader look like?

As we began our new year, I am sure that you, like me, had many plans and expectations both personally and for your school community. But then lockdown and Covid continued and we were thrown off our tracks. We had to rethink our plans. We needed to relook at creative ideas to teach, learn, and build and encourage our community. Then, as I pondered, what is Jesus asking of me, I was reminded that in Him all things were made, all Truth comes from Him, the source of all Truth and all creativity is God, and He tells us that when we lack wisdom we can ask and He gives generously without finding fault. In other words, I can go to God, not because I am worthy, but because He is faithful and wants to bless and use us, just like Jesus did with His disciples. 
So what do transformed leaders look like? The disciples! Jesus took ordinary men and did extraordinary things through them. A few fishermen, a tax collector, a doubter, all became men on a mission for Christ. They met Jesus, followed Him, learnt from Him, saw His resurrection, knew His forgiveness and experienced His promise of the power of the Holy Spirit, and they obeyed Christ’s call. That too can be our experience, right now, right where God has placed us, in our schools in Zimbabwe in 2021.
Let us take courage from Jesus’ invitation – all who are weary come to Me. Let’s go to the author of ALL Truth, ask Him for new creative ways to teach our subjects, to build community, to make His name known.

Many times in my capacity as a mother, a teacher, a nurse, a pastor’s wife, I have felt overwhelmed or felt I have needed creativity in my lessons, and as I have prayed and sought God’s presence I have found ideas and joy and excitement far beyond my own capacity. May this be your story too. Share with us how God gives you new and fresh ideas and ways to do things. We look forward to hearing from you! Learning is a lifelong gift. Let’s be good students, learning at the feet of Jesus, staying in His Word, relying on His grace and strength and as we learn, so we can be equipped to teach, and transform our schools as Christ transforms us. God is near.
This was an encouragement from a recent PSI training I did and it has challenged me to think what does a transformed leader look like?

As we began our new year, I am sure that you, like me, had many plans and expectations both personally and for your school community. But then lockdown and Covid continued and we were thrown off our tracks. We had to rethink our plans. We needed to relook at creative ideas to teach, learn, and build and encourage our community. Then, as I pondered, what is Jesus asking of me, I was reminded that in Him all things were made, all Truth comes from Him, the source of all Truth and all creativity is God, and He tells us that when we lack wisdom we can ask and He gives generously without finding fault. In other words, I can go to God, not because I am worthy, but because He is faithful and wants to bless and use us, just like Jesus did with His disciples. 
So what do transformed leaders look like? The disciples! Jesus took ordinary men and did extraordinary things through them. A few fishermen, a tax collector, a doubter, all became men on a mission for Christ. They met Jesus, followed Him, learnt from Him, saw His resurrection, knew His forgiveness and experienced His promise of the power of the Holy Spirit, and they obeyed Christ’s call. That too can be our experience, right now, right where God has placed us, in our schools in Zimbabwe in 2021.
Let us take courage from Jesus’ invitation – all who are weary come to Me. Let’s go to the author of ALL Truth, ask Him for new creative ways to teach our subjects, to build community, to make His name known.

Many times in my capacity as a mother, a teacher, a nurse, a pastor’s wife, I have felt overwhelmed or felt I have needed creativity in my lessons, and as I have prayed and sought God’s presence I have found ideas and joy and excitement far beyond my own capacity. May this be your story too. Share with us how God gives you new and fresh ideas and ways to do things. We look forward to hearing from you! Learning is a lifelong gift. Let’s be good students, learning at the feet of Jesus, staying in His Word, relying on His grace and strength and as we learn, so we can be equipped to teach, and transform our schools as Christ transforms us. God is near.