CCT Board Reflection 2021: Like A Mustard Seed

It's a wrap! 

We praise God for a fulfilling and wonderful experience during the 2-day CCT Board Retreat, with its theme "Grow Like A Mustard Seed," spearheaded by the CCT Training and Development Institute. 

Kicking off the first session with Ate Ruth and David Bussau's narration of CCT's humble beginnings. Which indeed ignited the reflection as the board, regional council, leadership, and corporate members freely asked questions and shared their ideas. 

Among many highlights, chairperson of CCT Training and Development, Doc. Melba Maggay emphasized, "many faith-based organizations end up too big they get focused on maintaining the organization. Sociologists say you start as a movement, then you rationalize and begin to solidify as organizations, but if you are not careful, you end up as a mere monument."

From reminiscing the CCT story, it was followed by an AVP of board reflections which highlighted how CCT grew from a mustard seed to building a vibrant and network relationship. 

Looking forward to the next coming years of CCT, the second day started with an inspirational video of the community partners from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao and God uses CCT.

Furthermore, Ms. Anastasia Dy, chairperson of Kaibigang Maaasahan Multi-purpose  Cooperative, shared her message about sowing the mustard seed beyond CCT.

Anchored to Luke 13:18-20, Ms. Ann shared three main points as we continue to be mustard sowers and look forward to the next 30 years of CCT:
1. Christ-centered habits
2. Continuous improvement
3. Transformation into the new norm

Before ending the whole session, Ate Ruth S. Callanta, president and founder of CCT herself, emphasized, "in all of these we thank and praise God for allowing us to move through different seasons and waves of changes of life: From fear to freedom, from grief to rejoicing, to new beginnings and now for the season of the great harvest." 

Indeed, CCT "is like a grain of a mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches."

May the Lord continue to bless our CCT leaders, staff, and members. God bless us all!