For the Covenant Nominating Committee: What if.....
Organizations are slow to change. Denominations are even slower. But the Covenant faces an opportune moment to examine some signficant changes as we seek a new president following Glenn Palmberg's retirement. Glenn brought many good and healthy changes to the church, for which we are all thankful. But now is a time for us in the blog world to suggest some futures considerations to be considered. So I invite you to create your own lists of "what if's..." for the next president to have on his/her plate or even platform.
What if the next president did not leave the local church, but remained an active pastor?
What if the next president limited his/her term to five years?
What if the next president helped to relocate the denomiational headquarters to someplace more central and accessible, like Denver, Minneapolis, or Kansas City?
What if the next president decentralized power into the hands of conference superintendents?
What if the Executive Board was composed of conference superintendents?
What if all seminary faculty were required to spend sabbatical years pastoring local churches?
What are some of your what ifs???