Quick thoughts after the first day of the financial forum:
-Lovett Weems (as did others) made a strong case that this is the time to act. We have many options now that will go away in the next 8-10 years. I speak more later about the upcoming death tsunami- when the baby boomer generation begins to die off.
-Circumstances are different and similar throughout the denomination in the US. We in New England have had to deal to financial realities which are just coming into view for some locations.
-This is not a time to panic, but a time to lead.
-Business as usual will not work.
-During the period where attendance has declined, giving has increased.
I off to more discussion today.