August 12 & 14, 2011 Seminar
Moolmanshoek Free State
Jeff Spadafora Halftime Director of Coaching and Product Development
Halftime Forum facilitators training in Paarl
Halftime Forum facilitators training in Durban
Established in 1994 by Bob Buford, and started in South Africa in 2009, Halftime's mission is to inspire and equip business and professional leaders to embrace God's calling and move from success to significance. This work is made possible by the generous investments of people who share our belief that releasing leaders into their "Ephesians 2:10 calling" produces leveraged kingdom results.
Halftime South Africa is a non-profit organization registered as a Section 21 Company
If you would like more information on how you can invest in this strategic work, please contact Tommy O'Kennedy at: firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 083 461 0999
Halftime South Africa Insider Newsletter
- June 2011
CASSIE CARSTEN'S STORY
Everything was as good as you can get! I was heading a youth ministry organization with 100 000 members. My staff were committed and efficient. I was 43 and had reached the pinnacle of my dreams for ministry...and then suddenly one morning, strange and disturbing questions took hold of my mind: Is this it? Is this what God has created me for? Is there not maybe something more? Do I want to do this for the rest of my life? Is this the ultimate way in which I can serve the Kingdom? What has God really prepared me for throughout the first half of my life that He can now bring to fruition in a real way - that will leave a legacy?
I prayed...and prayed...and had the inkling that I should get more intentionally involved in leadership development! Starting out on my Halftime journey, in an effort to find clarity through the maize, God did a few significant things to set me on course.
Five exposing experiences helped me to make the turn:
Firstly God started the discovery through a miraculous intervention. I got the book Halftime from a friend in the Bahamas. At the very same time a close friend of mine was given the book in Namibia. We were on our way to a leadership centre in the US. Unbeknown to both of us, we both read the same book en route to this meeting. What are the chances of this happening! It was there that we made a promise to God and each other that we would start leadership schools.
The Halftime book told my story and directed me to my game plan for second half. I phoned Bob Buford shortly after this discovery. He sent me the training manual and videos and encouraged me to start Halftime seminars in South Africa. We have now been doing this for 12 years and have seen amazing results!
Secondly I took time out! For three months I travelled the world with my family. We served in Kolkata India, we toured in a camper in Europe and we travelled through the USA. The space I created for myself through this helped tremendously to distinguish between good things and the right things. The exposure in Kolkata, in the home for the dying, left indelible impressions and invited me into a world I never knew!
Thirdly I was impacted by getting involved in a local township (slum area). God showed me His heart for the poor and showed me my own heart so filled with pride. He invited me to enter His heart by serving the poor.
Fourthly I was impacted by a visit to a refugee camp in Tanzania. Seeing the stark reality of the orphaned and fatherless continent of Africa, I knew I had to do something to impact the continent.
The fifth thing that really helped me to find new meaning was when we adopted a 15 year old orphan girl - one of the millions in Africa. The night she called me Daddy for the first time set me on a journey of rediscovering God! The Halftime movement has helped me to find my 'sweet spot' in the Kingdom, which is to train transformational leaders. 12 years ago I started a leadership school and since then we have trained leaders from 105 countries. This leadership movement is currently training 20 000 leaders per year across 150 countries of the world.
God never stops rekindling new passion for His Kingdom in my life. I now commit my life to helping churches across the world to become change agents of society and to help fathers to fulfill their God-given role in and beyond families in order to restore a fatherless world.
HALFTIME SOUTH AFRICA IS GROWING – NEW DYNAMIC SERVING OPPORTUNITY
Halftime South Africa’s Board of Directors has decided to start with a new way of helping and serving people who are in Halftime. The Halftime Forum is a year-long experience (9 meetings with a facilitator) designed for men and women who are serious about transitioning their lives from success to significance. Each Halftime Forum is limited to 5 – 7 people. You will be equipped with the tools, resources, peer input, Halftime Coaching and accountability to discern God’s will for the second half of your life.
In May 2011 Jeff Spadafora (Halftime Director: Coaching and Product Development) visited us to train fourteen Halftime Facilitators who will eventually lead the Halftime Forums in South Africa.
The Halftime Forum experience will be helpful for you if you’ve been asking questions like:
“What do I want to be remembered for?”
“What could I do with my life that excites me and could make a difference in peoples lives?”
“How do I go on this journey with my spouse and family in a way that enables them to thrive in this next season of life?”
“Can my current marketplace role be a platform for living out my life purpose? If not, how will I transition?”
Bob Buford, author of Halftime, Game Plan and Finishing Well has often said that the journey from success to significance happens “locally, with others, over time”. The Halftime Forum provides you with this unique environment.
MANAGING ONESELF By Peter F. Drucker
"The 20th century is the first in which substantial and rapidly growing numbers of people have real choices about how they will invest their time and talent. . . . Most people are totally unprepared for it."
According to Drucker, Managing Oneself means we have to learn to develop ourselves, to place ourselves where we can make the greatest contribution to our organizations and communities. He challenges readers to take responsibility for managing their futures, both in and out of the office.
In this article, Drucker provides a number of suggestions for Managing Oneself. These suggestions can be applied directly to the process of managing yourself through your Halftime journey. Read more
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Inspiring people to live a life of SIGNIFICANCE
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