Family gatherings at a state park always included a hike or two or 20. It was not uncommon for my young nephew to suddenly run to the front exclaiming, "I'm the leader!" We would reorder ourselves and proceed, watching the trail markers, not totally trusting his leadership, but also not wanting to dampen his enthusiasm. Our destination was always reached.
The Wesleyan Church has selected a new leader, one with leadership skills we trust and an enthusiasm that is contagious.
In June, we reordered ourselves and proceeded in the fulfillment of our mission.
A professional parliamentarian, Linda Juteau, watched The Wesleyan Church during General Conference as we discussed memorials, worshipped, and honored faithful servants. This is her impression of our leadership: “Most of the time I return from conventions feeling beaten down, but I was thoroughly energized by the vitality of the Wesleyan conference and the wonderful hospitality extended to me by so many of the delegates.”
Our Church is blessed with many leaders—of all varieties —serving officially and more privately, honoring God when circumstances require a reordering to proceed.
We walk purposefully and our destination will be reached.