The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) held its annual International Leaders Meeting (ILM) last month in Bad Blankenburg, Germany under the theme of ‘Authentic Leadership in Challenging Times’. AEA President, Dr. Goodwill Shana, who serves as a member of WEA’s International Council, shared about his experience in leading a National Evangelical Fellowship in Zimbabwe during a time of social and political tensions. As church leaders, they had to find a path forward together that would avoid being pulled into political agendas and rather speak out with one voice for the good of the country, holding all political parties accountable to the same moral and ethical standards.
This year’s ILM was hosted by the German Evangelical Alliance and marked the 500th anniversary since Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg on October 31st, 1517, it was also an opportunity for participants to learn more about the Reformation in Germany and its impact on the Church then and now.