The 45% of people who said they are part of the 20% who do all the work. Maybe some of them are just delusional, but most of them are liars.]]>
Floyd you make it sound as if the ward leadership is actually doing something besides attending meetings. I was a Stake missionary a few years ago. We went out 2 nights a week and I could call to make an appointment and get turned down and my companion a former member of the Bishopric would call the same person for the same night and get in. One guy a member of the EQP told me I wasn’t worth his time because I would never be his Bishop. I think your ten members may have been suck ups not necessarily workers.
There seems to be a disconnect as to what is the heavy lifting or work. But I do agree mostly with the poll results clearly no ward is worth attending at all if there isn’t at least close to half of the members pulling together. Some actual leadership is needed if activity is that low.]]>
“If so, are you part of that 20%?” No, because I have learned to say no.
If the people at the top can get paid (I mean receive a stipend) for their working in the ministry, perhaps we ought to extend that model to those at the bottom.]]>
At the end of the every banquet or dinner there is half a dozen people washing dishes putting tables away and 20-30 people standing around solving the worlds problems. Both of those groups would say they were doing the most work in the ward. The priesthood leader that is standing there talking to somebody thinks that is his calling.]]>