Kay and I are leaving soon for the airport. We’re going to the land of the Pyramids again. I’m always humbled to think that Moses and Joseph walked in this land.
We are helping lead the Operations Leadership Connection. This strategic conference is a gathering of almost 100 of our top operational leaders from around the world. Our focus is on developing as leaders who can help develop organizational capacity to sustain the mission around the world. These are leaders in human resources, finance, technology, communications, and general operations.
Following OLC, we lead the Global Technology Leaders conference. This time will continue the leadership development of OLC in the specialized role of technology leadership.
At a conference dedicated to the role of Operations in ministry, it’s natural to see how technology—particularly in the 21st century—plays a vital role in building operational capacity. Whether it’s through communication like email and websites or through managing donations and financial transactions, various technology tools are the vehicles enabling these critical functions. But when our mission statement is to build spiritual movements everywhere and our organizational values are faith, growth, and fruitfulness, where does technology find its place?
We see technology as functioning in three distinct roles in ministry. Building operational capacity is a key role. But we technology is also helping by increasing fruitfulness and connecting laborers. Simply put, we use technology for direct ministry, catalytic ministry, and operational ministry.
I’ll write more about that later.