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Serviam’s Servant Leadership Conference a big success

If sold-out attendance, smooth and orderly conduct of activities, brilliant speakers, achieved objectives, superb menu coupled with fellowship and camaraderie were the gauge of an event’s success, then Serviam Catholic Charismatic Community’s Servant Leadership Conference in the Year of Faith held June 14 and 15 at the SMX Convention Center was truly favored.
The conference bore all these plus factors, including spirit-filled worship and awe-inspiring Eucharistic celebrations which commenced and capped the two-day event.
More significantly, the conference focused on genuine leadership anchored in love and service, as exemplified by Jesus Christ himself as the Servant of All. Servant leadership is founded on Jesus’ own words in Mark 10:45, “I came not to be served but to serve.”
Most Rev. Broderick S. Pabillo, D.D., in his talk “Servant Leadership According to the Scripture,” put it in another way:  “Leadership is not so much the exercise of power as the empowerment of people.”
Serviam as a community has upheld and adopted servant leadership as a way of life through its 10 years of existence. The conference served as a venue and channel for sharing to all and sundry this principle that has bore fruit and worked wonders in the lives of its members and in the community as a whole. And it served its purpose.
Held in God’s appointed time, the conference not only made a fitting celebration of Serviam’s 10th anniversary but on a larger scale, of the Catholic Church’s celebration of the Year of Faith.
“Like David facing Goliath, Serviam has boldly come out to counter the world and its postmodern beliefs on leadership with the slingshot of faith,” Serviam Community Servant Leaders Dodo and Winn Mondonedo chorused.
Servant leadership, however, is not confined to the four walls of the SMX, as Serviam Spiritual Director Fr. Anton CT Pascual emphasized that all conference participants will now be  part of a network of servant leaders that would effect significant change and transformation in homes, workplaces, parishes, communities, the society and nation as a whole.
“Here lies the bigger challenge for everyone concerned to persevere in this endeavor,” Ding Sanchez, chair of the conference organizing team’s steering committee, stressed in his closing remark.

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