Wow. Last post touched a nerve for some people. Did you know you can send frowns and grumbles quite successfully via email?
Nice to get some feedback. Be even nicer if people felt safe talking about the subject of ministry, ministers, power and credentials openly. I’m not going to share anonymous comments, but I will say that there are some important conversations that need to happen in this area.
When the Rev. Peter Morales was running for president of the UUA I remember hearing him note that much of his success was due to being very good at getting out of the way so other people could accomplish amazing things on behalf of the congregation.
I think this is a good question for all of us to ask.
Are you a facilitator of ministry innovation or a servant (and in some cases minister) of the status quo?