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Future Directions Committee

Mandate: Provide future directions suggestions by oversight, leadership, and guidance for the Communities of Faith within the Region.


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


– encourage Communities of Faith in clarifying, strategizing, and acting on their current and possible new visions for ministry of the United Church of Canada in their neighborhood, community and social context
– provide guidance and assist when Community of Faith boundary changes are needed
– facilitate dialogue and analysis between/among Communities of Faith regarding closures, amalgamation and boundary changes
– offer analysis and feedback regarding possible options
– coordinate its activities in consultation with those of the other related Committees and Divisions
– ensure safety values when visiting and on the road (i.e. go in pairs if possible, have cell phone, exits, debriefs etc.)
– develop opportunities for clusters and/or networks necessary for the functioning of the Committee/Division


– a commitment to future directions of the Region and of The United Church of Canada
– an understanding of the challenges facing Communities of Faith
– effective organizational, administrative and pastoral skills


Accountability/Reporting: Through Division of Communities of Faith Support and Nurture 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 Communities of Faith Support and Nurture except the following:
– any matters covered within approved budgets