Written by Gwyn Beer
Canada West Mission Centre Co-President
During May, for our discernment of future leadership in Community of Christ, we were to consider the following question:
What are the most significant situations, opportunities, or challenges that a prophetic leader will need to address?
June is our time to share our thoughts on this question.
For me, this was WIDE OPEN, so many things to consider, processing those situations (first time for me at conference to hear about “Active Shooter Protocols”) and opportunities and challenges. I felt overwhelmed for our next president/prophet.
At World Conference, resolution I-1 on a non-violence statement went through my mind. We could not determine how to answer all the questions associated with trying to give the President and counsellors a concise view of what that statement might look like.
Opportunities for the growth of the church abound in the world at large but in North America, there is a shift in how people view church and spirituality. What ways will the president deal with the changing view of church?
Challenges include the financial status of the church. There are so many things that the new president/prophet will be dealing with.
Spend time in June sharing your thoughts with others you encounter. Offer your thoughts and listen to those you speak to, is there common ground? Are you feeling the weight of this question? Pray on your conversations for clarity and wisdom.
July will bring a new question to consider!
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