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Association of Ministers Committee

 

Mandate:
Explore and develop possibilities for an Association of Ministers within the understandings of the United Church.

 

Membership:

  • Chair
  • Secretary (at the discretion of the Chair)
  • 3 Designated Individuals
  • Regional Minister – Staff Support
  • Division Chair (Ex-Officio)

 

Duties:

  • develop a framework, principles and process for an Association of Ministers in consultation with ministry personnel in the Region and with other Association of Ministers groups across the country
  • participate on behalf of the Region, in any discussions or consultations that may occur on this subject
  • inform ministry personnel on the development of the Association concept and ways to participate
  • receive suggestions from ministry personnel on ways an Association might benefit them
  • create collegial circles or clusters and create working groups where needed for the functioning of the of the Committee/Division
  • provide accompaniment with ministers as they engage with the Office of Vocation Processes
  • support for colleagues undergoing difficulties
  • help develop mentor linkages
  • keep in focus support to ministry personnel in unusual employment situations (chaplains, etc.) and those retained on disability in the Region

 

Skills/Experiences:

  • good communication and organizational skills
  • understanding of variety of United Church ministries
  • desire to help build collegial support networks

 

Accountability/Reporting:
Through Division of Regional Services and Support to the Regional Council and Regional Executive on a regular basis. (As often as needed or required.)

 

Powers: 
Must refer decisions to the Division of Regional Services and Support except the following:

  • any matters covered within approved budgets

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