Open Letter to Clergy and Laity
Flashback from Forum #1 2014
Misalignment between Clergy and Laity?
Speaking of useful info from past Forums, at the 2014 Forum attendees were divided into separate groups of clergy and laity. Laity were asked to respectfully offer suggestions and insights to clergy about 'things' they should "stop", "start" and "continue". Clergy undertook a mirror image of the same assignment.
After about 60 minutes the groups reconvened and, with some trepidation, shared their suggestions with the other "side".
The laity group created a reasonable set of thoughts for clergy consideration -- but in actuality it seemed to be a rehash of common issues. Laity letter
The clergy group, on the other hand, created what all agreed was a thoughtful, helpful insightful letter. Clergy letter
This still makes useful reading.