The past two years have been quite a whirlwind of discoveries. Initial personal skepticism has made way to the reality that the Virtual Haggai Leader Experience (VHLE) can have just as great an impact as the in-person Haggai Leader Experience (HLE) that I ran at the Mid-Pacific Center. Despite the physical distance, the new learning process and content supported the transformational experience of leaders to share the Gospel and equip others to do the same.
WHAT I LEARNED
I learned that creating a rhythm of aligned devotionals — pre-work for each plenary, post-work after each plenary, and clear action points — supported both self-directed and discovery-based learning. Yes, it was challenging work equipping and coaching our more than 200 facilitators on the enhanced curriculum and the virtual platform. But it was all worth the many long and odd hours.
AN AMAZING DISCOVERY
We broke the 12-week VHLE into three parts with two “pit-stops” — called Review, Refresh, Preview, or RRP sessions. This allowed everyone in the session, both the participants and the facilitators, to hit the pause button and review the learnings and actions taken the past three to four weeks, refresh plans for missed actions or further actions, and preview topics to come. After just three weeks of the first-ever VHLE in 2020, I was amazed to hear participants were already starting to share the Gospel and equip others in their spheres of influence.
THE REALITY OF FAITH
These actions further intensified with each subsequent session, culminating in the setting of their goals and action plans for sharing the Good News and equipping others in the final week. The pandemic conditions in the countries where our leaders come from did not dampen the outcomes. The goals set and presented were, on average, matching or exceeding those set for in-person HLE sessions. What was initially a “faith-push” has become a reality for me.
Thank you for believing with us. These learnings and outcomes would not have been possible without you. Thank you for your sacrificial investment in this venture to end Gospel poverty.
Together, we can end Gospel poverty,
Vice President, Equipping & MPC Operations