I just returned from an ICC weekend conference. Admittedly I went to the conference dreading the long hours and wondering what they could possibly talk about for three full days. Now I have come home on a bit of a spiritual high and very excited for the direction we are headed with our chapter.
The Institute does not describe themselves as a curriculum, but
rather as a discipleship program. There are workbooks, called portfolios that the students work through, but just checking the assignments off is not their heart at all. Each assignment is viewed as a resource they can pull from at any time in the future to reach out to others.
Today I want to share the Institute of Cultural Communicators’ motto. I am sure as the next few weeks come I will share more nuggets from the weekend, but here is the motto:
To equip all Christians to shape the future, through authentic leadership and culturally relevant communication.
Read it again.
This resource is an excellent way for us to help our children be
able to communicate their faith and not just keep it to themselves. I public speak, I talk with my friends about the Lord, I’ve shared Jesus with unbelievers, yet, I still felt lacking in developing this skill in my children. ICC is helping; already two of my children are hooked on public speaking and more confident at thinking on their feet.
One last thought from the weekend. Another goal of raising good
communicators is so they are “able to defend their faith, if they can’t defend it, they will stop believing it.”