WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
The media below is a sermon that I think is appropriate for this topic titled “Don’t Box Me In.” Dr. Byrd’s philosphy of stepping away from the old ways may not prove to be an easy task if he is faced with a regime where some officers have held office for 10-20 years or more.
With the small committee’s work now completed we are left with the question of what happens next. As the work of the nominating committee spreads, constituents of this wonderful conference are going to be asked to vote on the committee’s recommendations. Thus far the news that Dr. Byrd may be flying west to become our next conference president will be historical if you think about it (probably, the youngest conference president ever elected).
I believe that youth and new ideas will be good for everybody. The “Falcon” will soon become a “Texas Falcon” with difficult issues and problems before him. He deserves our support should he get the vote of approval. Having read our future new president’s resume it is impressive. There is no question that he has achieved much in a short period of time.
Change is something that many members wrestle with because they can become mentally resistant when confronted with new ideas and a different direction. We can get over it! It is a part of everyday life. Besides, what matters now are the new vistas the “Falcon” will set for the members in their quest to reach God’s Kingdom; and as long as new heights lead us there, then they must be of God. I believe and know him to be a good man with good intentions with a drive for people to see Jesus. For these reasons we need to begin to pray for him that he will be a force that brings people together. “If” the “Falcon” can bring workers and members together there are no heights we cannot achieve. And healing comes when we achieve together.
It is evident at this time that the present administration and departmental offices will change very little. This could be a potential problem for the Dr. Byrd. The question that remains unanswered will be “where do we go from here?” That is, with a carryover of staff from an old regime, history has proven that this is never good for a new “king.”
The political debate begins at the upcoming big meeting before the vote on the nominee for president and other administrative and departmental personnel. I don’t believe that the election will come easy. If you are a delegate and are thinking about not coming, you should reconsider; a decision on important matters could be lost or approved because you did not show up. So, make sure you are present and on time and ready to vote. Read all the correspondence that you have received. Be an informed voter. An informed voter is the most powerful person at any constituency meeting.
1. Do you feel that the nominating committee truly represented you as a member of this Conference?
2. What advice would you like to give our future President concerning the SWRC?
3. And finally, if anyone has a list of the current tenure and number of terms served of elected officers please post it in this forum. Also, the number of terms served by members of the executive committee. We need to disect every aspect of these nominations to ensure that they are consistent with our policies, if so we need to determine if they should be changed.
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Many are waiting to hear what you have to say. ~The Forgotten Shepherdess
Don’t Box Me In