Chronarchy (chronarchy) wrote,

Waist-Deep in policies for the Clergy Council

I'm wading through several policies for the Clergy Council, from the new course outline (finally in voting on the CoL) to reviewer issues to other (less savory) issues. We're also working out the new Standard Operating Procedures for the Clergy Council on the CC Officer list, trying to figure out how to word all the changes we made at the retreat.

Fortunately, there was pretty universal agreement on most of the changes, and I think that people will find them all pretty nifty. The changes to the CTP in particular are overdue (working with an old outline has left us floundering with old visions and lacking direction in many cases), and I'm looking forward to working on some of the new courses.

The discipline courses we built (but have not yet fleshed out too much) are pretty straightforward and simple. Generally speaking, most students will find it fits nicely with what they're doing. The first level, that we'll likely expect our CTP 1 students to do, includes:
  • Regular shrine work
  • Connection with the land/dead
  • Continuing study and journaling
  • One "retreat day" per month
Ian has discussed what a "retreat day" might look like over on his blog (near the bottom) some time ago. I suspect that we'll suggest something similar.

I'm pretty pleased with the way things are moving, and just wish I had time to get things moving faster.

On other fronts, I've been watching (and participating in testing) some of illious' improvements to the ADF website, and those improvements really excite me. Some days, it's all I can do not to work on migration stuff and messing around with things so that I can work on my other priorities. I wish I could show people just how quickly things are moving on the webteam some days, but there are two concerns: 1) I don't want to talk too much about stuff that we're messing around with in case it doesn't happen (always possible in testing environments) and 2) in a lot of cases, I don't fully understand what the heck we're doing.

Finally, a month of marriage has treated me quite well. For those wondering where the recap of the wedding is, it's pending the professional photos. Don't worry: I'll be talking about the wedding in-depth soon enough. Until then, there are plenty of photos on Facebook to whet your appetite.
Tags: adf, clergy, ctp, discipline, facebook, marriage, wedding

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