Reflect on your role in the congregation. In what ways do you hold power? What decisions can you (or a group or committee to which you belong) make with a reasonable expectation that your decision will be followed? How did you come to hold your power? Did you have a fast track to your current position of power or did you encounter many obstacles? Do you think that stereotyping, either positive or negative, played a role in how you came to hold whatever congregational power you currently exercise?