Over at Faith and Leadership, the website of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School, CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter is featured in an interview on leading a denomi-network.
Check out a snippet below:
Q: What excites you about this opportunity, and what worries you?
What excites me is the vitality of the individual congregations. Most of our churches have at some point made a decision about who they’re going to be. They’ve asked an identity question sometime in the last 20 years.
So where many churches are just now asking the identity question — “What’s our future going to be like?” — because of the origins of our organization, they had to ask that question 20 years ago. So they’ve made an exploration. They’ve done an exploration of their own identity. They’ve claimed the gift of their congregation, and they’re living into those gifts.