Praise GOD for his goodness and his wonderful works to the children of man!
The Church of Christ (Holiness) USA invites you to share feedback to your presiding bishop on his discharge of duties as the presiding officer of your diocese. Your opinion will be combined with the perspective of others from across your diocese and shared with your bishop and the Senior Bishop. These results will both affirm the strengths of your presiding officer and help identify areas for growth. You are asked to prayerfully consider and respond to the questions posed in this survey. Your individual feedback will be kept strictly confidential and, when analyzed, will have no identifying markers. Please complete this evaluation at your earliest convenience. This assessment will only be available until June 6, 2016.
Our National Church has requested that each of our Dioceses participate in the evaluation of their presiding bishop. This will done on three levels:
1) Diocese Executive Board, 2) Pastors, and 3) laity or general members.
Levels one and two are currently being done and we asking you to do your part in completing level three by reading the information below and connecting to the link provided.
ALL members are encouraged to participate. In the case that a member does not have computer access, the local church is asked to assist those members at your church. Youth who are 16 and above can also participate in the Bishop’s Evaluation for Laypersons. (See church Manual, Chapter I, Article III, Section 6, page 61.)
This process will end on June 6, 2016.Eastern Diocese North Central Diocese Northern Diocese Pacific North West Diocese South Central Diocese Southeastern Diocese Southwestern Diocese Western Diocese
I think this is a Great Idea…
I appreciate the opportunity to freely express my personal opinion about my presiding bishop. Before we criticize our leaders, it would be wise to think of the great distances travel requires and the limited funds sometimes available. We need to remember-Bishops are people too.
I can only comment on what I have experience with the Bishop. He has been an encouragement to me in my years in
the Western Diocese and we have prayed together a few times.
God chose him to be our Bishop and he has done so to the best of his ability. NO one is perfect and in God’s eyes
we just try to follow him and take on his characteristics.
I’m very concerned about the Northern Diocese Mission Board funds being used to give gifts to retiring Bishops. Funds from the Board have always been used to help churches get started and to help them when they get into a financial bind. $6,000 is an exorbitant amount to give as a gift. Imagine how much help could be given to an ailing church to help them during a hard time. This decision should have been better thought out before proceeding with this gift. There are other ways to help rather than depleting the fund that comes to the rescue of hurting churches to get them back on their feet.