Sunday, September 5, 2010

Another Beginning

So we are going to have a new director for the Women's Ministry at Cornerstone.   When Nancy Wroblewski announced that Josie Ross will succeed her - there was this awkward silence that followed.  I don't know if I am alone in the "uninformed group" but it came as a double surprise to me.  Why is Nancy leaving her post?  Why Josie?   These are not uncommon questions when new things happen.  We trust those who made decision and expect no answers but we ask them rhetorically anyway.  

Ten years have passed since my family started attending this church.  So far Josie will be the fifth women's ministry leader that I've seen.  This would give an average of two and a half years for a leader to stay.  That is not very long at all especially if a new leader has some innovations to bring into the ministry.   One might say that I have seen many.  I have seen authority, industry, and passion that came with every leader.   The one thing that I have not seen so far is vision.  One of the qualities of a good leader is clear vision.   To which direction will this new leader guide the women to?  Considering the numerous options around, a good leader must be able to lay out long term goals that truly reflect the faith and convictions of those involved.   Stick to those goals and determine ways to achieve them.  The world presents us with many options and tells us what to do.  In the absence of a guiding blueprint, anyone can guess what the outcome would be.

This is yet another beginning in our Women's Ministry.  Plans are being made.  Some changes are starting to happen.  I can only hope that this is not ningas kugon.   May God be glorified under this new leadership.
"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet."
~Theodore M. Hesburgh