A Message at the End of One Long Season of Leadership

I’ve been away from updating and refreshing this place since May. The reason for my absence was that since May all my time was taken by leading and execution of my final project as the Renewing Our Minds (ROM) ministry director, namely the 1999-2019 ROM Celebration Gathering held in Ohrid, North Macedonia at the end of July and beginning of August. 

I am planning to be back and write some more soon on the themes I am passionate about. And there is much that I would like to say. But at this moment let me share with you the highlights of the closing message at this ROM anniversary gathering. This was my farewell message to the ROM community at the end of my leadership of ROM having served as its director for the past eighteen years, out of its twenty years long history. 

What is one to say at the end of eighteen years having led a beautiful and fragile ministry such as the Renewing Our Minds (ROM)? Since this was to be my last message to the ROM Community in the capacity of the ROM Director, my desire was to remind our ROM family of friends about ROM’s mission and purpose. ROM is a beautiful thing that has never lost its vision, purpose, momentum or relevance. ROM is also a fragile creation since it deliberately embraces young people across ethnic, religious, political and racial divides. The strength of ROM is in its deliberate rejection of any kind of nationalism.

Moreover, the real strength of ROM is in being anchored in the Person of Jesus. 

If you are not familiar with ROM may this message help you to get some idea about what ROM is all about. Time: 14:51 min.

About Tihomir Kukolja

Tihomir Kukolja, born in Slavonska Pozega, Croatia in 1954. Studied, lived and worked in Yugoslavia, Croatia, United Kingdom, Australia and the US. Education in theology, communications, and radio journalism. Worked as a church pastor, media professional, radio producer and presenter, journalist, religious liberty activist, and reconciliation and leadership development activist. Lives in Baytown TX, USA with professional ties with Seattle WA, USA and Fuzine, Croatia. Currently serves as the Executive Director, Forum for Leadership and Reconciliation (Forum), and Director of Renewing Our Minds (ROM) initiative. Loves photography, blogging and social media. Views, opinions and interests expressed in this blog are those of the author and contributors alone, and do not necessarily represent the views of organizations with which the author is or has been associated in the past.
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