The primary focus of this work is shifting the culture and structure of the diocese as an organization from a regulatory and customer service agency to partners and companions in mission. It includes the work described in the congregational and clergy journeys, short-term problem solving through Action Learning Teams, ongoing work with governance groups, and diocesan staff development.
As we engaged with more and more congregations and clergy in 2014 and early 2015, we discovered key challenges that we needed to face together if we are to live into God’s mission. To engage those challenges, lay and clergy from several congregations came together to explore those challenges in the form of Action Learning Teams.
Currently, there are two Action Learning Teams working on a question involving the church that is emerging in the 21st Century and the challenge of leadership for this church.