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Faith Formation and Leadership Development

Mandate: To provide leadership and resources compatible with United Church ethos, to Communities of Faith within the bounds of the Region.


– Chair
– Secretary
– Designated Individuals 8
– Regional Minister – Staff Support


– inform and promote faith formation resources recommended by or compatible with The United Church of Canada
– promote or provide leadership development events related with faith formation
– promote or provide faith formation events to broaden the knowledge/insights of participants concerning biblical/theological/social justice/inter-church and inter-faith education
– educate Committee members on recommended educational and theological resources
– liaise with Communities of Faith sharing resources and responding to requests for information including webinar opportunities from national
– engage in leadership development for ministry and lay including speakers and life-long learning opportunities
– actively promote collaboration and engage with other mission units in leadership and faith formation
– encourage biblical literacy through collaborative bible studies
– encourage those from region 15 discern their calls and consider learning opportunities around learning needs
– produce a webinar for the Region on opportunities within the Region and encourage engagement with the Nominations Committee
– identify needs and types of ministry
– develop and produce a webinar on new roles within the Region
– develop opportunities for clusters and/or networks necessary for the functioning of the Committee/Division


– a desire for the work of the Committee with all ages
– a passion to be a learner (continuing education)
– ability to engage people where they are and offer leadership/education
– possession of facilitation, communication, organizational, and group dynamic skills


Accountability/Reporting: Through the 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