Mac ’ s 消息 #39: 主教的作用, 辅导员, 渣打银行组织代表

Mac 麦金太尔

Mac 麦金太尔

主教在普遍的祭司职分会话中已多次指示和股份领导会议的最优先地位的年轻男子和年轻妇女在其选区内的是管家. 这包括青年不是教会的成员.

在盐湖寺 4 日特别会议 9, 1972, 主席哈罗德 B. 李强调青年的病房是第一"和"最重要的所有责任的主教 (维克托湖. 布朗, “斯密的管理,” 海军少尉, 5 月 74).

作为在年轻男子的管家, 主教在他的病房已经侦查程序的最终责任. 他的角色是要确保童子军, 童子军, 校队, Venturing 程序,妥善的组织和运作中所述 在美国的教会单位侦察手册 (修订后的五月 2015) (4.1) 中和 手册 2 (8.13.4, 11.5.3). 主教注册与牛血清白蛋白,并作为执行官 为侦察单位包租的病房.

因为侦察是男青年计划的重要组成部分, 主教应该有个人的证词的侦察和知道为什么它是斯密活动臂. 希望, 他看到启发的斯密的目的和如何活动和价值观的球探,有助于达到这些目的之间的连接. 主教应该用于侦察和斯密首席有远见的人 在他的病房.

主教的辅导员帮助主教直接在病房里的侦查程序. 主教监督 Venturing 程序和他的辅导员监督进入校队, 童子军, 和童子军程序. 主教还"将分配给他的辅导员监督病房在他领导下的青年男子组织之一. 这位顾问讨论青年问题 定期 同病房的青年担任主席. 他报告这些主教会议的讨论" (8.3.1, 着重线后加). 这 辅导员作为特许的组织代表 (哥林多前书). 肺心病的主要职责是帮助单位要取得成功,并提供特许的组织和美国童子军之间的协调. 肺心病应 attend district committee meetings and roundtables. Other duties are outlined in the LDS 童子军手册, 4.2.

To ensure the success of the Scouting programs in a ward there needs to be a strong support system of constant communication, 鼓励, coaching, and reinforcement through regular meetings between Young Men leaders and the bishop or his counselors. Too often men are called to Young Men leadership positions and then just turned loose. As a result there is no orientation to Scouting, no shared vision, no setting of expectations, 没有问责制, 没有采取后续行动, 和没有既定的进程返回并报告对一个人的管理. 可悲的是, 个人的祭司访谈 (生产者价格指数) 有时是少之又少, 特别是与童军领袖.

这些主教区的成员和 YM 领导人之间需要讨论比走廊里讨论更多. 他们应当是正式的, 结构化的质子泵抑制剂,专注于侦察和斯密的重要问题. 这些接触应该是一个人的管理会计和大多数在处理主的年轻男子的事情真诚对话. 最重要, the PPI should provide a motivational spiritual boost to the Young Men leader that inspires him to further magnify his calling.

Perhaps the best improvement the bishopric can do to strengthen a newly called adult Young Men leader is to thoroughly interview the prospective leader when issuing the call to serve. During the interview he should meticulously orient the individual on what his Aaronic Priesthood and Scouting responsibilities entail. In the November 2014 issue of the LDS-BSA Relationships newsletter, 球探桥, 我提到我创建的文档"面向新的年轻男人/童军领袖主教清单."清单提供面试的时候调用应讨论的东西很容易遵循大纲. 它总结了二十世纪的重要职责,将帮助新的领导者的责任在右脚上开始. 它帮助撞到地面,在他的电话中运行新领袖. 由于通讯篇文章发表在 130 LDS Scouting leaders have requested a copy of the checklist. You can receive a copy by emailing me at mac@imglv.com.

Once these men have been properly called into their Scouting positions, I encourage the bishopric to leave these individuals in their calling long enough to build strong relationships with the boys and to thoroughly immerse themselves in the Scouting and Aaronic Priesthood programs. 如我所述 Mac ’ s 消息 #6, Young Men leaders, and those who call them, should view their YM calling as a long-term commitment. It takes time to learn about Scouting and the priesthood. And it takes time to build meaningful relationships with the boys. Too often Young Men leaders are released just when they are becoming the most effective.

Even though members of the bishopric are extremely busy, I urge them to learn more about Scouting by getting trained. 我的 blog message #7 explains why proper training is so important. The members of the bishopric should attend committee member training (部队, 团队, or Crew Committee Challenge) for the age group for which they have stewardship. The live course “Training the COR” is also required by the BSA for the COR. 最重要, although it requires a commitment of several days, Wood Badge is the best training available to help bishopric members fully grasp the tremendous power Scouting has to turn boys into strong men of character. Wood Badge will help priesthood leaders gain a vision of why their Scouting programs should be conducted as designed by the Boy Scouts of America. Wood Badge training will also help bishops and bishopric counselors to be better stewards over the other areas of their ward responsibilities, not just Scouting.

最后, members of the bishopric need to be involved with the boys outside of normal Church meetings. As often as possible they should attend outings, 天长, 法院的荣誉, and other activities where they can rub shoulders with the boys in a casual setting. Mutual night should be a time for the bishopric to be with the youth, rather than focused on other administrative or ministerial duties. 主教, 尤其是, need to free up their time so they can focus on the priest-age boys.

I am convinced that the most important determiner of the success of the Young Men program in a ward is the extent to which the bishopric is actively involved as leaders over the Aaronic Priesthood and Scouting programs. I believe more can be done to strengthen new Young Men leaders. The bishop and his councilors cannot abdicate their responsibility to ensure the Lord’s purposes are fulfilled through His inspired Aaronic Priesthood and Scouting programs. Calling Scouting leaders properly, following up regularly in PPIs, leaving YM leaders in place, getting properly trained, and spending time with the boys are just some of the ways the bishop and his counselors can fulfill their stewardship over the Lord’s young men.

花一点时间来反映

  • Are the bishop and his counselors effectively focusing on the young men and women of the ward? Have they made the youth their priority?
  • Is the bishopric appropriately directing and involved in the Scouting programs in the ward?
  • Is the COR fulfilling his duties within the ward, 该学区, 和BSA地方议会?
  • Are Young Men leaders being properly called with a thorough explanation of their duties, responsibilities, and training requirements?
  • Are the Young Men leaders being left in their callings long enough to have an effectual impact on the boys?
  • Has the bishopric been trained in Scouting? Have they completed basic training and been to Wood Badge?
  • Do members of the bishopric participate in Scouting outings and Mutual activities?

 

打开你的倒影变成行动

  • 你会开始做什么, 停止做, 或做得更好,因为你的倒影?

 

“Bishopric and other priesthood leadership involvement at every level of Scouting helps mentor a boy in the priesthood and offers more opportunities for spiritual experiences. Bishoprics and other leaders should sit around the campfire with the young men to bear testimony and share mission experiences. Our young men’s camp experiences need not be any less spiritual than our young women’s” (保罗季卡尔斯基, "准备好要正直 — — 为我们的年轻人提供一个质量程序的男人,” 童子军, 5 月 28, 2015).

 

-Mac 麦金太尔是专用的童军称颂许多人的生命,通过他的服务和急性对侦查程序的理解. 他目前住在拉斯维加斯, 内华达州. 此消息中表示的意见只是那些作者.

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  1. David Ripplinger 说:

    You mentioned that, as stated in the LDS Scouting Handbook, the COR should attend district committee meetings. A while ago, I first learned of this, and as the unit commissioner, I encouraged our new COR to come to a district committee meeting. He came, but he felt that the meeting was a complete waste of his time. I actually agreed with him. I didn’t see how his attendance helped him, 那个单位, or the district.

    有趣的是, this policy in the LDS Scouting Handbook actually stems from the BSA training for the COR. The reason behind the policy is that the COR is a voting member of the district. 然而, in practice, I don’t see sufficient incentive for a COR to vote at the district level, nor do I see any voting take place other than at the annual meeting.

    Unless a COR takes on a role on the district committee, I don’t see the value of him attending its meetings. Does this mean my district’s committee meetings aren’t being run right? Or is this policy truly ill advised? If anyone has any of their experiences to share on the subject or words of wisdom, I’d appreciate it. I want to make sure I help my ward in the best way possible.

    1. 罗伯特 · 莫特森 说:

      I was just released from being COR for two years and my district did not hold the district committee meeting. They also did not have Position-Specific Traininguntil I asked for it and they very willingly provided it to three of us. I’d love to see COR break-outs at Round Table too. David, you hit on a great pointCOR’s and Unit Commissioners should volunteer to teach and train at the district level. They are usually some of the best personalities for training and it brings the quality of training at the district level up to the level leaders want to attend.

    2. Mac 麦金太尔 说:

      O, wouldn’t it be wonderful if everybodyincluding district leadersfulfilled their Scouting role the way it is designed by the Boy Scouts of America.

      The purpose of the district committee meeting is to discuss issues affecting the Scouting units within the district and to share information about upcoming district events. I was in a district in Las Vegas, 内华达州, that had outstanding district committee meetings and excellent unit commissioner meetings. Because the agenda had valuable issues to address, the attendance at these meetings was very good. We often had people standing along the walls because we did not have enough room for the attendees in the Relief Society room. Also of note, these meetings were always attended by the Key Three of the district!

      现在, for the opposite view, I have attended district committee meetings in another area that had only two people in attendanceme and the district commissioner.

      可悲的是, like everything else in Scouting, the value of a meeting or activity is always determined by the commitmentor lack thereofof the leader(s).

      1. 戴维 · 帕克 说:

        Mac, can you give a few examples of agenda items that might be of interest to COR’s? Training opportunities, policy changes and upcoming Scouting events come to mind right away, but I’m sure there are others.

        1. Mac 麦金太尔 说:

          Let me first instruct. There are four types of agenda items for a meetingInformational, Advisory, Problem Solving, and I Need Help.

          Informational agenda items are merely a presentation of information, such as sharing what is going on at the council or district level. Usually, these agenda items are brief announcements with very little participation from the group other than asking clarifying questions to ensure one understands the information.

          Advisory agenda items are issues where someone is seeking advice from those in attendance at the meeting. 举个例子, during a district meeting CORs may seek advice on how to conduct a more effective Friends of Scouting campaign. Or they may seek advice on how to get LDS Scouting leaders to attend training. Or they may seek advice on how to fund their Scouting program within the guidelines of the Church.

          Problem Solving agenda items are used to resolve a problem or issue that may be occurring in the district, 如 “How can Scouting units attract more Hispanic and Latino boys into their unit?” 或, “How do we get more council units to attend council summer camps?” 或, “How can we get LDS units to run their Scouting program the way it has been designed by the Boy Scouts of America?”

          I Need Help agenda items are put on the agenda when someone would like to solicit help from other leaders in the meeting on a particular issue unique to that individual. The issue is not addressed in the meeting, but rather the person is asking for others to assist him or her outside of the meeting with a particular activity or issue.

          现在, having said this, let me state that the reason why many district meetings are boring and not worth a person’s time is because they are almost entirely Informational meetings. No one wants to go to a meeting just to receive information that they could have just as easily received in an email.

          The purpose of district meetings ought to be to draw upon the collective intelligence of the experienced Scouting leaders in attendance. It out to be a meeting full of Advisory and Problem Solving agenda items. It ought to be a place where Scouting leaders can go to get advice or help in resolve the problems or issues that arise in their Scouting role.

          在我看来, a district meeting ought to consist of no more than 15 minutes of information. The rest of the time should be spent in addressing real issues and providing real help to Scouting leaders. I believe people would be happy to attend district meetings if the meeting provided them with helpful tools, techniques, methods, and ideas that met the Scouting leadersspecific needs.

          现在, with the above as a guideline, I believe you should be able to think of scores of ideas for agenda items that would make a district meeting interesting and productive.

          1. David Ripplinger 说:

            谢谢你, Mac, and everyone else, for your replies! They are very insightful.

          2. 马拉 Thomas 说:

            This was very helpful to give these examples of what can be covered in a district committee meeting in order to have meaning, purpose and productivity. 谢谢.

    3. 约翰 · 所罗门 说:

      Hi David, I have often found that round table for adult scouters mirrors and models the experience of the youth. I suspect that many feelings ofdistrict meeting or round table doesn’t really provide me with muchstems from the misconception that it is something to be provided to us rather than to be engaged in. The youth often struggle with the same feelings at the beginning of their scouting experience as well and have to learn otherwise by being engaged to actually doing it rather than having it provided to you. One of my favorite General Conference quotes is Elder Bednar’s about being agents to act for ourselves rather than objects to be acted upon. I’m not quite sure why in Scouting we forget that and want to be acted upon and when that doesn’t happen we complain and quit. In our area there is exactly 1 BSA staff in a district of13 stakes. All the rest of the staff and district program needs to be run and provided by the sponsoring organizations in the district. There are no magic “其他人” designated by BSA to provide the district program and training. The CORs and other stake YM leaders really need to be the active participants in the district staff for the district to really be able to function as it should.

    4. 戴维 · 帕克 说:

      David, I struggle with the same issue with the COR’s in my stake. They are already very busy and multiple COR’s that attended district meeting after some gentle prodding by me, but felt like they had wasted their time afterwards. I’m still looking for ways to change the meeting to be more relevant.

      1. 马拉 Thomas 说:

        Why would attending meetings as representatives of the Lord’s church be wasting time? How can our influence be felt if we are not there participating? There are always opportunities to meet others of our faith and not of our faith and to share positive experiences and solutions. If one attends such meetings with a prayerful heart it will be amazing what can take place!

        1. Mac 麦金太尔 说:

          Well said Marla

  2. 罗伯特 · 莫特森 说:

    This is a copy of a letter we discussed and provided YM/Scout Adult leaders when we extended callings to themwith all the hyperlinks of course:

    Dear Brother,

    Yours is a sacred calling requiring a high level of personal consecration to the building up of God’s Kingdom by helping young men come unto Christ. The time commitments of your calling are similar to that of a member of the bishopric or stake presidency and should be approached with same level of enthusiasm and effort. We invite you to leave behind all preconceived notions about what the right way is of running the Young Men and Scouting program, to have a willingness to abandon false traditions of how these programs have functioned in the past, and to learn how to do this work in the Lord’s way.

    我们, 主教, 病房理事会, and Scout Committee, are here to help you be as successful as possible. In an effort to do this, we present the following commitments that you and your family will need to make:

    得到训练 (Required)
    LDSBSA.org New Leaders: http://www.ldsbsa.org/new-leaders/
    青年保护 – 在线 (在持续和集分开之前)
    Review Church Handbook 2, 节 8, 童子军手册 & Scouting Handbooks covering your rolemost of this is online (在第一周内 – and revisit regularly)
    Learn about the “Come Follow Me” curriculum and commit to teach and lead with those principles – 在线 (before your first meeting with the youth and on-going)
    Review the “Duty to God” program – 在线 (within the first week and on-going)
    Fast Start – online (before your first meeting with youth)
    Complete additional online training so that activities can be done safely (第一次郊游前)
    Position-Specific Training – workshop by the Scouting district or council (尽快 – within the month or two of being called)
    Outdoor Leadership Skills – usually a weekend overnighter by the Scouting district or council (尽快 – 在首六个月内)
    (Encouraged Additional Training)
    Wood Badge – a week-long or two weekend training. (as soon as possible after other training)
    读过这本书: “Trails to Testimony: Bringing Young Men to Christ Through Scouting”
    Subscribe to Mac’s Messages at LDSBSA.org

    COMMIT TO ATTEND THE FOLLOWING MEETINGS & EVENTS
    周日仲裁会议
    部队/队会议 – usually Wednesday evenings
    亚伦祭司的职任轮值主席国会议 – held regularly, we encourage at least twice monthly
    Combined Activitiesusually on mutual night, but occasionally on other days.
    Round Table – Scout District monthly trainingthe first Thursday of each month (except June and July) at the LDS Church, 190 S. Locust Grove, 子午线 (just South of the corner of Locust Grove and Franklin) 在 7:00下午.
    Monthly campout or outdoor adventure
    Youth Temple Tripsusually a couple times per year
    童子军营地或高冒险 (week-long – commit to attend for full week)
    Young Men Presidency Meeting for the YM Presidency and others by invitation
    Young Men President has these additional meetings:
    主教区青年委员会会议 – once per month
    病房理事会 – once or twice per month
    祭司的职任执行委员会 – once per month

    1. Brent Thompson 说:

      罗伯特 ·,
      This is a very comprehensive document. THANK YOU for sharing this in this forum. As a Stake YM President I will share this with the Stake Presidency. Thank you very much.
      Brent

    2. Mac 麦金太尔 说:

      Thanks for posting this. This is excellent!

      I particularly like that it instructs people to subscribe to these blog messages. By subscribing at the place listed to the left of each message, people can get these messages automatically each week.

    3. MarlaThomas 说:

      是的! This list could scare a new leader away; 但, since he will have beencalled of Godhe will need this instruction.

      It does seem good to let him know what will actually be expected of him and it is truly a big challenge and calling to serve as a youth leader. 它是, truly, a perfect opportunity to learn to prioritize and be an example of how to keep work, 家庭, 教会, scouting and other activities prioritized and balanced.

      God bless our youth leaders and help them to proceed with wisdom, strength and humility.

    4. 拉斯穆森亚伦 说:

      罗伯特 ·, thanks for posting that letter! I’m going to ask my bishopric to use something very similar to convey expectations!

  3. MarlaThomas 说:

    When I was a female scout committee chairman back in the 1990’s I was trying to figure out how to give the youth, the Scoutmaster and the other scout leaders (such as the Varsity Scout Coach and the YM Leaders of the older young men) support from the bishopric and vice versa (the other way around).

    It seemed to me that some of the easiest times for the bishopric to get to really know their youth and the leaders who have been called is to be on a camp out with them. Each bishopric member can then assess the relationships of the youth with their scout & youth leaders. This is a time for inspiration and to assess what needs to be emphasized and taught to the young men leaders and the youth leaders of the ward. 它是, 还, an excellent time to invite a less active, non-member or new young man of the ward to join them.

    The idea I came up with was that each bishopric member and maybe one of his clerks or the executive secretary would calendar and attend camp three times per year (when the young men are actually camping at least once per month) through coordination with the others of the group. Now that is not really that much of a sacrificethree times per year to be with those who they have direct stewardship over.

    If there are conflicts or emergencies at least the bishopric member could come for campfire the first night or be there in the morning for breakfast without actually camping all night. It is all determined by the other meetings, activities and ministering service that the one assigned that weekend has (and to the bishopric member’s personality); 但, this is an excellent time for the bishopric member to really come to know and minister to the young men and their leaders in the ward. Being there the whole time on the assigned weekend is “更好”; 但, coming to breakfast or being at camp fire can be abest”. If not possible to meet up at camp to be at the meeting place as they leave or as they return can be a “很好”. Just remember the “很好”, “best”, “更好” routine.

    How can the youth really follow the bishopric member’s by example if they only see them sitting near the podium each week and in their suits and ties? The examples of the day-to-day activities really need to be shown and shared with each young man of a ward &/or stake.

    When these calendars and arrangements for leaders and who will be chaperoning on an outing are arranged with prayer and thought involved the program and results can be astounding in a positive light.

    As I watched my four brothers in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s mature in some sort of loose scouting units the glue that kept them organized and together with some direction was the bishopric and Young Men’s leaders who assisted in planning and creating an environment where the boys & older youth wanted to continue attending church. They did this by encouraging my brothers to attend camp and participate in the sports programs along with attending “无聊” church on Sundays.

    The bishopric and young men’s leaders were always hovering in the background. It started young when they were in mid-week Primary. Sister Gallagher (the Cub Scout leader) would pick them up for Primary (they would sit on the rock out by the fence until she came) and my mom would pick them up after work when Primary was over. Bro. Gallagher was the Cubmaster and did lots of fun stuff!

    Then as they got older the Young Men’s leaders and bishopric members were very influential. 事实上, one of the best scout leaders they ever had, Bro. Charles Berteaux, just passed away last week. He was one of those who was constantly re-applying theglueof the gospel to the programs to help my brothers grow in thelight of the gospel”.

    The bishopric usually asked our parents, who were not attending church, to help transport the young men to camp. My parents always felt that that was a very reasonable request that the bishopric and young men’s leaders would make. It, 还, meant a lot to us kids. 但是, a bishopric member was always in the background and there as the boys met to leave for week-long scout camps, pioneer treks, 等.

    My brothers have grown into great fathers and are faithful men. 是啊, a couple of them went through some hard times; 但, in the long run they are realfamily menwho love their families and all that the gospel brings. They all served as LDS missionaries. They are not without their challenges with their own families; 但, they have a desire to be truthful and to live in thelight of the gospel”. The scout law, scout oath and scout motto is forever at the forefront of the lessons that they know they should live.

    I am thankful for those of the bishoprics in the wards that I grew up in. It was so very helpful in the long-term for their own families and to each of the families in their wards.

    So thankful for the bishops, 他们的辅导员, the executive secretary and the supporting clerks!

    1. Mac 麦金太尔 说:

      玛拉, I always appreciate your wise and inspiring counsel. Thank you so much for sharing your insights.

  4. Greg lyman 说:

    I seem to recall a document on ldsbsa.org which showed an alternative organizational chart. 举个例子, bishopric counselors were Unit Commissioners and the Stake YM President was an ADC, 等. The way it is outlined now is really hard when your stake covers multiple districts… 建议?

    1. Mac 麦金太尔 说:

      格雷格,

      You are correct that members of the stake YM presidency used to be ADCs. The policy has now changed, as you will note in my blog messages and in the current LDS Scouting Handbook (5 月 2015). It was always a bad idea to have members of the bishopric as unit commissioners since a UC should not oversee his or her own unit.

      说到这, your stake president has the authority to designate how he wishes to assign ADCs and UCs in his stake. 答案是肯定的, the Church recommends he follow the guidelines, but the reason why stake presidents are given keys and the gift of discernment is because local situations and circumstances differ throughout the Church. Follow his counsel when it comes to Scouting role assignments.

      Mac

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