Off to Spain

Yes, we’re off to Girona, Spain for the Agape Europe Leader Development conference. There will be about 50 people from over 10 countries, the overall theme is ‘Leadership in Action’. I am particularly looking forward to hearing Andrea Buczynski, the Global head of Leadership Development in Campus Crusade. She will be speaking on the 4 leadership roles ‘Direction Setter’, ‘Change Agent’, ‘Developer’ and ‘Communicator’. I … Lees verder Off to Spain


My Bloginality is ENFP! Just did the test. I noticed that the site was not updated for a while, so maybe this is just old stuff, but it is funny. Years ago I did a real Myers-Briggs test, but I lost the results, so I can’t compare. I believe I was more Judgmental back then (learned something in those years!) Listen to this: “As an … Lees verder Bloginality

Greatest Dutchman

I read that Pim Fortuyn is currently the ‘Greatest Dutchman’, according to the poll at the website. That would not be my choice. But, since I wouldn’t know who else would be my choice, I used the voting advice from and guess what – according to this advice, I should vote for Johan Cruyff! I don’t know what made him my number one, probably … Lees verder Greatest Dutchman

Keeping the books

Next week we’ll be in Spain for the Leader Development conference. So, today was my last day at the office this month… and Monday November 1st the accountant will arrive for the Year End Closing. Our fiscal year runs from September to September, so this is the busiest time in the year for the financial department. And besides the closing, which is a **** of … Lees verder Keeping the books

Taking a stand

I am furious about the so-called liberals in the European Parliament, opposing the position of Commissioner of Rucco Buttiglione because of his morals and beliefs. I think it is purely discriminating. Buttiglione might be a little naive in the way he handled the confirmation hearing, but he is clear about the separation of personal beliefs and politics – which is more than can be said … Lees verder Taking a stand

Lectio Divina

During last weekend’s conference, the morning devotionals were according to the ‘Lectio Divina’ method. This is a contemplative way of bible study and meditation with a small group of people. The basic thought is to have the bible speak to you through the Holy Spirit:– one of the group reads a couple of verses two times– take 2-3 minutes to meditate and have a word … Lees verder Lectio Divina

Building movements

Saturday morning Armand Morsen, National Director for Agapè Surinam, talked about ‘building movements’ – one of the core elements of Campus Crusade for Christ. He had a very structured talk about five phases of building movements (Preparation, Evangelism, Discipleship, Saturation and Continuation) and critical conditions (good management, for example). The whole aim is to get multiplication instead of addition, which is a simple math on … Lees verder Building movements