Linda Buskirk writes in tribute to the Rt. Rev. Edward S. Little II, Bishop of Northern Indiana, at Vital Posts:
Communicating the right priorities is one of the keys to strategic leadership. I offer a glimpse of Little here as a model of such leadership.
Little’s strategic legacy began with his seating sermon in 2000, in which he called on his new flock to embrace the lighthouse as a vision for individual and congregational ministries. To prompt and guide, he set four core values for the diocese:
- A passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ
- A heart for the lost
- A willingness to do whatever it takes
- A commitment to one another