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Nov 02 2012

John Meunier: Bishop: We need backbone

Original post at https://johnmeunier.wordpress.com/2012/11/02/bishop-we-need-backbone/


Bishop Scott Jones pulls few punches in his call to action for United Methodist leaders:

After eight years of service as a bishop, I can testify that many parts of our connectional system have developed unhealthy patterns that detract from our focus on vital congregations. Bishops shy away from taking decisive action that would not be welcomed by the clergyperson. Cabinets want to be nice and compassionate to the clergyperson and not deliver unwelcome bad news. District Superintendents fail to build records in the clergyperson’s file that would support an administrative complaint. Boards of Ordained ministry function too often as the union bosses protecting incompetent colleagues.


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