So…What’s Next: by Jonah_77

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?

Jonah_77

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14 Responses to So…What’s Next: by Jonah_77

  1. Jonah_77 says:

    What Interesting is that people are settling for less. We must hold people accountable. It will be interesting to see what people think about campmeeting. You will know them by their fruits. This ain’t over. To truly rebuild, a leader must know who he or she is accountable to. Ultimately it is Christ, but this conference has been mandated to unite people and stop building the gap between others.

    Has anyone seen a hard copy of the strategic plan? I am not talking about a flyer with different faces on it, or big words. I am talking about the Strategic Plan, that partially got this whole blog off the ground and started people talking about the process and need for change. Is this change we can believe in?

    What we must understand is that the new President has an agenda. However, those around him may have an agenda too. Is the agenda Transparent or, is it along the lines of, “What the ministers and constituency dont know, won’t hurt them.”? I cannot say.

    Just as Leftbehind predicted with almost prophetic genious the outcome and events surrounding the last election. I can say this, when the attempt is made to silence or censor this forum, BEWARE, because something is awry. Transparency is not a bad thing and it will mean that the pack is back to settle old scores.

    What Say You?

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  2. dolomite9 says:

    Many people come to campmeeting to hear the speaker and to be nosy, but if the heat is unbearable most stay home!Somehow I don’t think there will be many hotels rooms available but maybe so.

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  3. dolomite9 says:

    I too am all for grace and mercy look who the campmeeting speakers are!Grider,Elder Green,Cox and Wade!Interesting to see what kind of vision the new prez has.

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    • GONE NUTS says:

      DOLOMITE

      It looks like…back to the future…IF this is a trend towards healing.

      What about guys and gals who have not spoken, but have earned opportunity? It reminds me of two preachers with binders on. Both trying to find their way from hell to heaven but wind up in hell becausen they love to wear their blinders. BUT THEY DO KNOW HOW TO SMELL HEY.

      I’ve gone nuts

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    • Marian says:

      When you are elected at the end of May and NO campmeeting plans have been made, it is difficult to get any speakers from other places. Invitations are usually made and accepted at least by the beginning of the year. This is just a remnant of the previous administration’s failure to plan ahead!

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      • GONE NUTS says:

        MARIAN

        The former president planned campmeeting before the election. We knew that we would have camp meeting.

        What we don’t know is where our new president is going, When you see this lineup it sends a message. We are left to fill in the blanks as to it’s interpretation. Do you have one? Sounds old school to me.

        Gone Nuts

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    • Marian says:

      I will be convinced we have a new direction when campmeeting no longer ends on Father’s Day! I would appreciate being able to celebrate the Father of my children without having to consider traveling from campmeeting. Am I the only one???????

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  4. Jonah_77 says:

    I think it is important for everyone to wait and see. Campmeeting is usually the give away. How long will we see the same faces doing the same things over and over again? What the constituency did was give this conference a leader with hopefully a new direction.

    Mercy and Grace should always be afforded. But as people go back to their lives, what is going to change? Is it merciful for the old regime to continue to try to manipulate the new president and his agenda? No it is not. Where are we going as an organization? At campmeeting, the new president should tell us. He should speak to us about his vision.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    I think it is important for everyone to wait and see. Campmeeting is usually the give away. How long will we see the same faces doing the same things over and over again? What the constituency did was give this conference a leader with hopefully a new direction.

    Mercy and Grace should always be afforded. But as people go back to their lives, what is going to change? Is it merciful for the old regime to continue to try to manipulate the new president and his agenda? No it is not. Where are we going as an organization? At campmeeting, the new president should tell us. He should speak to us about his vision.

    What Say You

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  6. GONE NUTS says:

    Dolomite

    I ask Dolemite-How long will unity last?

    Can the prez make everybody happy? No. But he can lean on the side of compassion. For me, I don’t want justice, I want mercy and grace. Can the Prez deliver what I want?

    STAY TUNED…

    Gone Nuts

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  7. dolomite9 says:

    Unity is the key and unfortunately some are not for unity some will perhaps leave or be asked to leave in order to have some unity.Time will tell.

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