At Hoboken Grace, so much of what we do wouldn’t be possible without the countless volunteers who give tirelessly to lead our groups and teams. Each leader is a vital part of the mission and helps us spread the love of God to those around us.
This past weekend we honored those who give of their time and talents to lead well with our annual Leadership Weekend. It was especially important this year as we had to cancel last year during the pandemic. There are many new leaders this year as the pandemic has brought new people in as others left the area for good. So being able to come together and celebrate our leaders and allow them to meet each other face-to-face, was essential.
It was so great to be able to support each other and celebrate together as we were encouraged and got prepared for the great things God will do this year within our church and community. There were three main tenets that came out of the weekend; Loving Well, Helping People, and Leading People. By supporting and helping our leaders and loving them well it makes it possible for them to love and help those they lead.
The weekend started on Saturday with a 2-session leadership development seminar to help our leaders talk to each other, get ideas, and ask the hard questions. Small groups and breakout sessions helped the leaders connect with each other and offer each other support and encouragement.
After that, the day ended with an awesome BBQ. Previously planned for the Lawn, the BBQ was moved inside 301 Garden due to rain, but that didn’t stop the fun! Two food trucks pulled up to 301 Garden serving up an all-we-could-eat delicious spread. There was cornhole, giant Jenga, and a ton of other fun games, as well an awesome kids area with movies, toys, and video games. It was such a fun time and so special to have everyone together after a year of being apart.
Sunday was supposed to be a day at Six Flags, but the rain once again altered plans. Tickets were distributed and leaders will go with their families as they please at a later date.
Equipping our leaders to lead well is one of the most important things we do at Hoboken Grace and without our leaders we wouldn’t be able to complete our mission of helping people find their way back to God. We are so grateful for all of our leaders and we were thrilled to be able to honor and celebrate them again this year.
Great leaders are always needed, if you’ve been feeling called to lead a Dinner Group, a team or want to learn more check out Next Steps here, and maybe you can join us at next year’s Leadership Weekend and we will be celebrating your contribution!