Canadian business leaders making an impact for Christ
Global Exchanges have far reaching effects
To impact a country for Christ, LeaderImpact believes one must start with its leaders. For that reason, the organization will bring together Christians from Winnipeg to share a vision with Central American leaders during the 2016 Panama Exchange.
LeaderImpact, a Power to Change ministry, trains Canadian Christian leaders how to share their faith at evangelistic dinner parties, during sector outreaches and during one-on-one opportunities. Participants connect with non-Christian leaders in other parts of the world through Global Exchange events, all with the vision of making a difference in the future of the cities they visit.
In 2014, on a similar Global Exchange to Panama, LeaderImpact held 50 events and saw more than 700 local leaders in one city make commitments to Christ.
“There are precious few organizations around the world working to reach business leaders with the gospel,” International Director Ron Carrothers explains. “But we’ve really seen it takes a business leader to reach a leader.”
Carrothers says LeaderImpact does about three or four exchanges each year, with leaders from across Canada.
“They don’t realize the God-given talent of leadership,” Carrothers says. “Not realizing it is like hiding their talent under a rock.”
Instead LeaderImpact works to train Canadian teams, teaching participants how to share best practices with leaders from around the globe, as well as how to share their faith and how they came to Christ themselves.
It’s not always easy to step out in faith, especially in a foreign land, but God honours that sacrifice, Carrothers says.
“When you reach a leader, you can change a city, and change a nation based on the influence of a leader,” he says, starting with their business, their home, their political leaders, and then a nation.
Western participants end up changed and blessed as well, says International Director Ron Carrothers.
“They see God work through them, and everyone on the team is seriously impacted,” Carrothers says. “They’re changed people, on fire for what they can do as Christian leaders.
“Leaders often don’t see that leadership is a great gift, and what God can do with your gift,” he says.
The Global Exchange to Panama is open to leaders in Winnipeg, and takes place April 9-17, 2016. A Global Exchange to Columbia takes place October 24 to November 1, 2015, and is open to leaders from across Canada.
To learn more visit leaderimpact.com
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