Leadership Fellows News

President of Kingdom Chamber of Commerce visits LFP

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 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.

Local Area Pastor Speaks on Spiritual Formation's role in Leadership

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LFP students had the opportunity to hear Pastor Paul Anderson speak on Friday, October 7th. Pastor Anderson is the lead pastor at Grace Valley Fellowship in Phoenixville, PA. He will be teaching an exciting new semester-long lecture series in the Spring of 2017 on Spiritual Preparation and Formation for Student Leaders (one of the electives offered within the Leadership Fellows Program). This elective will explore definitions, models, and practices of Christian spiritual formation, an experiential knowledge of Christian spiritual formation, and application of spiritual formation to leadership and Character development. The LFP forum was an opportunity for students to meet Pastor Anderson as well as get a preview of his lecture series. He covered many topics during the event, framing his teachings through the lens of Scriptural truths and works of theologians. In particular, Pastor Anderson used the Biblical passage of Matthew 25:14-30 on the Parable of the Talents to provide a context for his discussion. He spoke on the topic of man from a holistic perspective, addressing the uniqueness and intricacy of God’s creation of man in His image. Pastor Anderson discussed the complex nature of the human soul, as well as its relationship to man’s needs, wants, and desires, and the manifestation of these in one’s life. He discussed how one changes, and what it means to develop and grow more like Christ. Student feedback from the event overwhelmingly positive, with many students resonating with Pastor Anderson’s words, learning from his teachings, and showing much excitement and interest in his upcoming series!

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