As with many elections, after the election, people are left with a vacuum. Either their guy got in and they take their foot off the gas pedal towards an agenda or…their guy was defeated and they are left in such dismay, chaos is all they can bring about.
In this void must stand a true leader. Lincoln was known for his ability to assemble a team of rivals. Their are certainly rivals in the SWRC, but that’s ok when we are heading in the same direction towards heaven.
In this void the new president stands. Before we start crying for him to make miracles, self reflection is needed. One leader stressed this point:
1. Are we doing things the right way?
2. Are we doing the right thing?
The first question is of process. The strategy and process of this organization must be addressed. There exists such a gap between younger and senior ministers that it cannot be overlooked. What about education? Are we addressing these issues the right way? Leadership is inclusive. I would always want to hear from my dissenters because they offer another vantage point. As long as people who dissent are productive they remain relevant.
The second question points to ethics. Just because you have the power to hire, fire, move, vote in or vote out does not mean you have to. Taking an administrative action to move someone out of a position or church because they offer a different opinion is unethical. It is because of that behavior you have a political party.
So whats next? Now, the discussion must begin, on several levels. Education, youth ministries, homosexuality, media coverage, and the growing latin SDA’s that feel excluded.
What Say You?