Thursday, August 26, 2010

I'm proud of you Brett...

I just have to do a quick shout out to my Brother-in-law Brett. I heard from my sister this week that he did a major shake up in the callings in their ward. {Did I mention he's the Bishop?} I love shake ups. I think that they are a healthy and necessary thing for every ward.

My thought is that if you leave people in their callings too much, they start to get too comfortable, and then they start to relax a little, and then they just kind of stop doing their job. And if they don't actually stop doing their job, they start not doing it right. You start to notice that "burned out" feeling eminating from them. You ask them politely in the hall at church how things are going in whatever area they are over and the first thing you get is a sigh followed by, "It's going..." Then I say, get them out of there. It isn't good for the people they are supposed to be serving, or the people they are serving with who have to pick up their slack.

Have you ever noticed too that when there is a major shake up in a ward, there is a little bit of electricity in the air. There is so much talking and laughing and hugging and comraderie going on in the halls after sacrament meeting, that just seems to energize a ward. People are excited to be doing something else, they are ready to give it their all, they are excited for a new start, a fresh start, and a clean slate. Who doesn't love that. And the more often that you shake up Primary especially, you don't hear the phrase, "I got stuck in Primary" so often either.

So, Brett I'm proud of you, good job! And here's to hoping for a shake up in our ward sometime in the near future... just don't shake me up 'cause I've been shook up quite a bit in the last little while... just sayin'.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

Our ward is so small that when one person changes, a domino affect begins and you get a shake up! Glad you approve!

Lhone said...

NO KIDDING!!! Our nursery in our last ward was on a strict 6 month policy. Every 3 months, one couple would switch out, so that no one got stuck in nursery, but the kids always had someone they were used to. I say keep it moving. You get to know more people, and if you hate a calling, it isn't going to be for years that you have to endure it. I think when you get "stuck" you just want to stop coming all together. The spirit of service dies, and so what is the point of being there?

Lhone said...

Oh, except Blaine and I absolutely LOVE our callings and could get "stuck" in them for years! HA!

Motherboard said...

I REALLY wish they would shake up our ward.

I'm B-O-R-E-D.

Brett said...

The day of the shake-up brought 13 releases and 11 new callings. Michelle had told me of your conversations with her, about loving a really good shake-up in the ward. When my counselor began reading the releases, I looked at Michelle and I could not help but have a HUGE grin on my face throughout the whole thing. I was totally laughing inside, but trying to keep demeanor. The good thing is that there are still about 7 or 8 more callings that need to be filled. More to come.

Dean and Cindy Hatch said...

So, did you find a Scout Master, or are you waiting for James to move in?