So, now with this incredible "LivePlan" business plan for the Blessed Boutique, it makes sense for the ministry to initiate this plan and sustain it.
But, first or, at the same time if possible, we need to ensure we are the men of God He wants us to be in order that we are following His will and not our own. How can we know that? Well, that's why we developed Golfing to Greatness. Golfing to Greatness is the discipleship program adopted by Golf From the Heart and allowed by the Christian Leadership Concepts group developed by Dr Hal Haddon.
(I) saw that CLC was an incredible program to offer groups who engage with GFtH
The Lord led me to Christian Leadership Concepts some nine years ago. It is a men's Discipleship Program that begins with two men catching the vision to organize a group of ten other men for a two year commitment or covenant to walk through the CLC curriculum and grow in the knowledge of God together. This two year program, that lasted seven years for us in our first iteration of the program, changed my spiritual life as well as every other man in that first group.
As we neared the end of our 7th year, I believed that I should begin a new CLC group. I had also begun to develop Golf From the Heart and saw that CLC was an incredible program to offer groups who engage with GFtH. I figured if I could produce CLC as an online program, we could develop groups in each of the communities inside of GFtH.. I approached the founder of CLC, Dr Haddon, and asked if I might develop the program online for use by GFtH, but, also to make it available to CLC as they did not have an online version of the program. Hal was hesitant at first, but, after our meeting called me and said that he had been praying about it and felt I should "go for it". I began immediately as my new group had just begun. So, as I prepared each week for the new group, I copied and pasted the pdf documents into active Google forms. I believe I continued this for over three months when I felt I needed to check back with Hal to see what his reaction may be. I emailed him and provided a couple of examples on what I had completed.
I was very surprised at Hal's reaction once we met the second time. "Bill, you, basically, copied the modules into the Google Forms." Hal said. "Yeah, that's what I told you I was going to do." I responded. 'Well, you better make an appointment with Craig Frye, the President of CLC. He's gonna hafta approve this, Bill."
Oh my, I thought, I didn't know Craig very well, but, I immediately fired off an email to meet with him. He was very responsive and we set a lunch for the next week. I was pretty nervous and had been praying diligently for the Lord's favor. Craig was awesome when we met. He seemed to be a bit familiar with my story and after asking very specifically for approval to develop the online version of CLC. He responded that this was a very timely event in that he and the Board had recently been discussing the possibility of developing the same thing. He said, "This is perfect, Bill, what an answer to what the Lord has been guiding us into." "Oh my gosh," I said, this is hard for me to believe, but, praise the Lord."
I have continued to produce these forms for the last 20 months with just 3 more modules to complete. Let's look at how that will impact Let's Golf Uganda in the next post.
Trying to follow the Lord's will regarding ministry and the platform of golf.