Capable leaders, both lay and clergy, are needed for the congregations of the Synod to be effective in deepening and sharing faith. Building “healthy, multiplying congregations” will be more likely to happen if there is good leadership in this direction. There is a desire to attract and equip more young leaders who will lead in new ways with new gifts, and thus help the congregations of the Synod to reach a younger population.
As you consider the office of bishop, what, in your mind, is effective leadership?
What kind of leadership do you need and expect from the bishop of the Synod?
How, as a Synod, might we attract and equip a greater number of younger leaders?