In response I have had two awards commissioned. I can't really decide which one I like more. They each have merit. Not only that, they are original artwork by the Ventosus Veritas graphics staff. If you are a C&C Junior Leader you can have one too.
I won this distinction by posting thoughts, comments and criticisms about those who would pervert the Gospel and confound believers with the scourge of the law and their man made rules and opinions that lie far from scripture. This apparently lumps me in a group called Church and Change which is an organization of mostly lay people but also pastors and staff ministers and such from the WELS who have gathered together to share innovative church programs, ideas, worship materials and such.
I of course get a hoot out of that as I have only joined the C&C Listserv about 3 months ago and have never once posted there. I also don't really know any C&C people and I'm guessing they don't know me. I've met a few of the frequently noted people with a polite hello and introduction but beyond that I'm just a guy who does technology in a small mission church who writes a virtually unread blog.
So in one sense it is sad. Those who were nominated as Senior leaders don't know who I am and if anyone asked a true C&C'r about my Junior Leader status they would not know me either. On the other hand. I am officially a Junior Leader by a "credible" rating blog resource and I'm just hoping I don't get drunk with power. Watch out C&C, here I come.