Tuesday, March 25, 2008

More on the Tennessee Conference Staffing Mess

Pastor-by-day-Mike-Wallace-by-night Jay Vorhees does a masterful job of deconstructing the Tennessee Conference's belated official statement on the recent elimination of two conference staff positions. If you have any interest in this issue, I highly recommend that you read Jay's post. But here's a summary:

The official statement confirms that the decision to eliminate these staff positions was a top-down, un-Methodist decision made in accordance with a loosely defined vision.

Here's another summary:

The bishop had a vision for the conference, apparently inspired by UMC megastar Adam Hamilton, and eliminated the staff persons best equipped to make that vision a reality.

Forgive me, I'm cynical. To Bishop Wills's credit, I've heard that he admits that this matter was handled poorly.

Gavin has more.


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