As the agenda for Synod 2022 grows, don’t forget that the discernment and decision-making of your local church is just as important.
With the complex and consequential decisions Synod 2022 will face, wise leaders must manage the polarity of ensuring good process and arriving at good outcomes.
The way we treat each other while we make decisions is just as important to our witness as the decision itself.
Too often at church meetings, corporate prayer feels perfunctory; personal scripture study is assumed; and the spiritual formation of fellow office-bearers is an afterthought to deliberations.
I have strong beliefs about many of the issues addressed in the study report. I assume you do, too. What can it look like, practically, to live into Paul’s instructions to a church divided this way?