My big idea is around lay leadership formation in the Diocese of St. Cloud. I held the first gathering of various diocesan staff to begin visioning what lay leadership formation could look like across the diocese. We spent time brainstorming what we could do in terms of lay formation, discussing why should we do it, and what could happen because we built a collaborative vision of lay formation. It was a very hopeful conversation with many great ideas. I will need to meet with another small group of diocesan ministers and then will pull together all the information gathered to create a vision. Later this summer, we will all come back together to discuss how to put this in practice, create a common resource for lay formation, and discuss ways to pollinate our garden in order to attract the laity to formation.
Please pray for our training that Dcn Jim and I are doing tomorrow. Storms inside and outside we are thinking about the great training we received on Monday and Tuesday and for the wisdom that we pray for. Bonnie