Pepperdine | 2017 Year in Review

Pepperdine | 2017 Year in Review

October 9, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


Every gathering begins the same way… …with an invitation. An invitation is a calling… …not just to join…
…but to share. Sharing who we are… What we cultivate… What we create… …with the talents and the skills with which we’ve been so richly blessed. An invitation is also a promise. Not just of a time and a place… …but of a welcoming spirit… …and of being received with open arms. An invitation is a promise to ourselves, not just to show up and fill a seat, but to pitch in and help build something better… …to be a part of something greater These moments don’t happen by chance. They happen when we accept the invitation. When we answer the call. When we say, “I will come.” “I will give.” “I will serve.” “I will lead.” Leadership doesn’t always come with a label. Leadership is built on the promise to make ourselves better… …in order to sustain and strengthen each other. We celebrate and we strive as one. The invitation is to come together, as a community
… as a family … as a team. We are always better together. No matter who we are, where we’re from, or where we’re going. We are all invited to gather around the table. An open table… …where all are welcome.