Ross Trewhella has served as bishop of the Redruth ward in the Plymouth, England stake for nine years. He is from Cornwall, England, and joined the LDS Church while living in Utah. Ross is best known online as @ldsbishop on Twitter, where he offers up humorous insights into the role as part of the #twitterstake.

Highlights

03:05 @ldsbishop and being a bishop for 9 years
10:35 The church in his area of the UK; going to the temple
14:05 His conversion story
21:55 Called as ward executive secretary: serving in a Christ-like manner firms up your testimony
23:40 Called as a counselor in the bishopric and then as bishop
27:20 Being bishop to the previous bishop, and characteristics of his ward
29:45 Ministering: Being good at looking after each other
31:05 Minimizing meetings and using technology to communicate as a bishopric
33:55 Ward service efforts for shelters, homeless charity, and food bank
35:25 Leadership principle #1: Keep a sense of humor
38:10 Leadership principle #2: Have skin as thick as a rhino
41:25 Leadership principle #3: Don’t procrastinate
43:45 Leadership principle #4: Listen more than you speak
47:30 Leadership principle #5: Let people serve and forgive them when they mess up
51:05 Managing callings and giving autonomy
53:45 Being open to different opinions and transcending culture and categories
1:03:45 Seeing people as Christ sees them

Links

@ldsbishop on Twitter
#twitterstake on Twitter
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