So, looking for opinions in general here.
My calling at Church hasn't changed, but all the people working with me have. I love all of these women. A lot. I have also been familiar with them in other settings where it was all very comfortable.
The problem is that in this new setting, I'm finding that the philosophy toward YW that I've grown into over time, and suits me very well, isn't entirely compatible with the approach our new president is taking.
I'm struggling. As the only holdover from the previous group, I'm trying very hard not to be in charge. Partly because I'm NOT, and partly because I really do believe that our current leaders were called for a reason and at this time for a purpose. But it is hard for me not to be in charge, particularly when what we've had going has really been working so well.
It happened once before that I was kept as part of a YW organization shake-up; but in that case, my calling was clearly defined, narrower, and not exactly a leadership role. The rearrangement was actually great because the new president required far fewer meetings and I felt wonderfully trusted to mostly do my own thing. Very little changed for me that time around.
This time is different, however. I am trying very hard to find a balance between retaining all that we achieved with the girls in the last few years with a very small and similarly-minded group of leaders, and embracing the new and wonderful diversity that now exists in our almost full-sized YW board.
Have you ever found yourself in this place? Called to a leadership position, of sorts, where you had to seriously re-think your own approach in order to become part of the group? Or change your practices without sacrificing principles? What is your own philosophy toward the YW program? After 18 months, this is a paradigm shift I'm struggling to make, on top of a lot of other stuff going on this last month.