November 28, 2023 • Article, De Pree Journal
This year, I am struck by the hard questions you’ve brought to us. Whether it’s the emerging leader who asked me, “How do you know what to do when you don’t know what to do?” Or the team leader who told us, “I’ve got to let go of half my team because my boss wouldn’t deal with reality. What does faith look like here?” Or the senior leader who said, “I am so excited about mentoring but I have no idea what this generation is actually up against.”
At the De Pree Center, we care so much about your big questions. Everything we do is geared toward helping you wrestle with them and respond faithfully to God in light of them.
This year, we estimate that we have served over 50,000 people. That includes you. Maybe you’ve gone through our Road Ahead cohort, or done our Third Third class with your small group at church. Maybe you read our Life for Leaders devotional or just like getting the emails from us. While we get to hear from a lot of you, what I wouldn’t give to hear questions from each of you. Know that we are holding space for them all the same.
This is the season of giving. In fact, today is “Giving Tuesday” here in the United States. So, I encourage you to join me in supporting the organizations that are tending to your big questions—whether or not that’s De Pree Center. And if you feel led to give to us today, thank you. Your gifts really do make all the difference as we seek to come alongside leaders as they wrestle with big questions and seek to respond faithfully to God.
Mary and Dale Andringa Executive Director Chair
PS: Will you join me in giving thanks for what God is doing in and through our institution? By the way, Fuller Seminary has produced a wonderful annual report this year. I’m glad to make each of you aware of the impact of our institution in this way. We are highlighted on page 22!
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Dr. Michaela O’Donnell is the executive director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership where she oversees the center’s vision, strategy, program, and team, all with the goal of helping leaders like you respond faithfully to God in all seasons of your life and leadership.
Michaela is the author of Make Work Matter: Your Guide to Meaningful Work in a Changing World. It’s gotten rave reviews from folks such as Dave Evans, Mark Labberton, Missy Wallace, Luke Bobo, Dee Ann Tuner, Kara Powell, and more. This book is a reflection of Michaela’s heart as both an entrepreneur and a practical theologian. Drawn to the real life working out of big issues, it is a how to for anyone walking the road of calling in a changing world.
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