The Walkabouts

A walkabout is an opportunity for clergy and delegates to meet and ask questions of the candidates.  Four walkabouts were held September 13-16, 2021. Because of space limitations the in-person gatherings were open only to clergy and lay delegates.

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September 13 Walkabout, Prince George Winyah, Georgetown: View Recorded Walkabout

  1. What is the Gospel? If you only had a minute in an elevator how would you share the gospel with an individual who asked?
  2. The ADOSC is seeking a visionary leader for our Bishop. Explain and describe how you will go about setting the vision for the ADOSC, including how you have led vision processes in the past.
  3. What is a book you have read lately that has made an impression on you and why? Describe the book and your reading habits. How often and what do you read?
  4. Describe both theologically and practically how you view the nature and function of a bishop and of a diocese.
  5. What is your understanding of St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center’s ministry role within the diocese, and what do you see as your role as it relates to this ministry?
  6. How does your wife support you in your ministry?

September 14 Walkabout, St. John’s, Florence: View Recorded Walkabout

  1. Choose one of the Gospel Sacraments (Baptism or Holy Communion) and explain your understanding of it. Include some of the controversies that have historically informed the Anglican position.
  2. Conflict is a part of every leader’s ministry. Explain your approach to conflict in ministry and give a specific example of a time you handled it well or not so well. Describe your natural response to conflict.
  3. Isolation in ministry is one of the great dangers that all ordained leaders face. Talk about your important friendships outside of your family. What do you do to nurture these friendships? Describe one time with a friend(s) in the last year.
  4. Please describe your understanding of the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist?
  5. What is your vision for making disciples in this diocese?
  6. It is important for a person to be a humble servant. Describe a situation where you became humbled and how does that impact you today?

September 15 Walkabout, St. Philip’s Church, Charleston: View Recorded Walkabout

  1. How is the church called upon to engage the culture? Explain your understanding of Christ and Culture.
  2. Describe how you would approach the role of chief pastor as Bishop. What systems would you employ for the care of clergy? How do you foresee fulfilling this part of the call?
  3. Are there any essentials of the faith or positions dictated by the faith that you are prepared to die for or be removed as bishop over?
  4. What vision do you have for keeping youth in worship and community after they are confirmed?
  5. What are the daily, weekly, seasonal rhythms of prayer that sustain your sense of the Lord’s Presence in your life and that of your family?

September 16 Walkabout, St. Helena’s, Beaufort: View Recorded Walkabout.

  1. 1 Timothy 3:4-5 – “He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?” Describe your marriage and family life. Tell us how you met your wife and what you do to lead your family spiritually.
  2. Name one theologian that has influenced you and explain why. In what ways do you agree with him? How have you disagreed with his writings?
  3. We are in a Province with different understanding on the issue of women’s ordination. What is your position on women’s ordination?
  4. How have you addressed racial and social justice issues over the past 18 months? Please provide a theological framework for your engagement, and some resources (and voices) you have found helpful.
  5. Ministry life can be depleting at times and burnout is an all-too-common problem. How do you personally get spiritually fed