Hailey Pipersburgh '18 (left-center) & LFP Forum Speaker Angela Pipersburgh (right-center)
On Monday, November 14th, over 50 LFP students had the unique opportunity to hear from Angela Pipersburgh, President of Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, an organization committed to integrating business and faith. Ms. Pipersburgh defined business for students, and explained how this is essentially finding and solving a human problem. She discussed the idea of transformational leadership, and encouraged students to revive their passion for living, pursue their dreams, discover their vision, and thus find their lives. Her passion and dedication to leadership developments was evident, and she grounded her words in Biblical teaching. She shared Scriptural wisdom from Ecclesiastes 9:10, Proverbs 29:18, Proverbs 18:16, and 2 Timothy 1:6-7, and many other verse. She explained that whatever was in the students was God breathed, and that trust is the currency of leadership. She encouraged them to never pursue a decision based on money, but on purpose, and that the only thing that will every satisfy them is to live out a dream.
Ms. Pipersburgh's words that leadership is not finding something to live for but something to die for, and her admonition to consider what fruit they are serving humanity, certainly impacted the fifty students in the room. She ended her time with the students by expressing that the greatest tragedy in life is not death, but life without a purpose, and that students do not have time to waste. LFP was grateful for Ms. Pipersburgh sharing her vision, passion, and wisdom with the students. The encouragement and impact she left will likely continue to resonate with many as they journey forward on the path of leadership development.