Pastor Benjamin Lundquist presented, Lead Well. Lead Now, a free leadership brunch held this Fall at the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church, Texas. Leaders of all ages attended the leadership intensive, which followed Growing Together Summit: DFW as an added value to registrants and a benefit to area ministry leaders. Leaders from throughout the Southwestern Union attended, including many from out of state; In addition to those from various parts of Texas, others came from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Leaders of all ages–high-school seniors to senior citizens–attended including collegians from Southwestern Adventist University.
Russ Laughlin, Vice President for Spiritual Life and Development at Southwestern Adventist University, lauded, “Pastor Ben’s straight-forward, concise, and relevant insights on multigenerational leadership challenged, encouraged, and empowered us.”
A certified speaker for #GrowingYoungAdventists [GrowingYoungAdventists.com], Benjamin is one of the leading voices in young adult ministry in the Seventh-day Adventist Church with over 20 years of ministry experience in the trenches.
“I was truly inspired as attendees postured themselves to learn, grow, and move forward with courage helping Seventh-day Adventist Churches become thriving communities for all generations,” reflected Lundquist. “The future is bright.”
Ben serves as Young Adult Ministries Director for the Oregon Conference and Young Adult Ministry Coordinator for the North American Division. He lives to share Jesus and develop young adult leaders.
“Pastor Ben is a powerful voice of advocacy for young adult ministry,” affirmed Laughlin, “His challenge that ‘the hardest person in the world to lead is yourself’ is a sober reminder that true leadership begins with faithfully following Jesus.”
“If you’re a ministry leader who has ever faced burnout or stagnation, Lead Well. Lead Now. was a powerful preventative measure to ensure you are leading with integrity, heart, and stamina,” endorsed Melinda Pandiangan, a young adult leader with Younger Generation Church. “This leadership intensive was more action-based, and at a higher standard than any other ministry training I’ve attended.”
The Lead Well. Lead Now. intensive was sponsored by Younger Generation Church, Texas Conference Youth & Young Adult Ministry, Southwestern Union Young Adult & Youth Ministries, and #GrowingYoungAdventists. Further training in young adult ministry leadership can be found at nextsteps.youngadultlife.com