I’ll let you in on a little secret… Blogging ain’t easy! It’s not that I don’t have a lot to say, it’s just that saying it on a schedule has proven more difficult than I thought. I admire those faithful and disciplined folks who offer consistent and high quality writing that challenges, inspires and teaches their readers. As I reflect on my own blogging journey I am learning that making the time and space ( physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually) is essential not only in writing but in any creative endeavor. So, in an effort to reclaim some time and space for my mind, body and spirit, I am taking renewal leave from April 1 through August 30. I am grateful for the opportunity to rest and renew and will be using part of my time away to tap into the well of self-expression.
The work of GCORR will forge ahead while I’m gone. Bishop Linda Lee will serve as interim General Secretary, leading the staff in the continued development of GCORR’s ministry model that serves as the focal point of the agency’s work this quadrennium. The ministry model identifies three key areas: developing inter culturally competent leaders and ministries, supporting vital congregations that engage in relevant ministry on their communities and promoting equity in the denomination’s policies, processes and systems. Over the summer I will offer a few blogs that further explain the concepts behind the ministry model and there will be a few guest bloggers too! Stay tuned.
Blessings to all of you and I’ll see you in the fall!