We here at Acts 8 have a couple of things we would like to accomplish. Â We would like to inspire renewal in the mission, evangelism, and spirituality of The Episcopal Church. Â And we would like to contribute to and stimulate the conversation about restructuring the church.
As part of the second goal, we are experimenting with something we are calling the “Blog Force.” Â Acts 8 itself doesn’t want to take particular positions on restructuring questions. Â Yet we know that many people in the church have great ideas they could share on their individual blogs. Â So the Blog Force will, from time to time, ask a question about a restructuring subject, and invite anyone who is interested to respond. Â This is an experiment – let’s see how it goes.
So here’s the first question: Recently, all the Commissions, Committees, Agencies, and Boards of The Episcopal Church met in St. Louis for a joint CCAB meeting. Â The cost of the meeting of some 200 – 250 people was reported to be $1,100 per person. Â So the question is, what is a worthwhile use of these resources: great people, high expense, a face-to-face gathering. Â Should we have CCABs at all? Â If so, what should they be doing?
If you would like to respond, please do! Â There are three ways to respond: Â (1) Write a comment here. Â (2) If you have a blog, please write your thoughts there and post the link in the comments, here on the Acts 8 website or on Facebook, and we’ll add them into the body of this post next time we’re near our computer. Â (3) Or, tweet a link to your response with the hashtags #Acts8 and #BlogForce and we’ll post them here when we notice them. Â 🙂
To get the ball rolling, here is a blog post from Susan Brown Snook (that’s me!). Â CCABs: Let the Holy Spirit Blow!
The Episcopal Cafe picked up the discussion, with some interesting comments, here.
Also, Robyn Barnes talked about the role of social media at CCABs, here.
Similarly, the Crusty Old Dean speaksÂ here.
Let us know your thoughts!