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Incorporated Ministries Committee


To provide oversight, leadership, and guidance to the Incorporated Ministries within the bounds of Bermuda-Nova Scotia Region.



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



  • the Chair, along with the Secretary, organizes the work of the Committee and reports through the Division of Finance and Administration
  • consult regularly and at least annually with the Chair of the Board of each incorporated ministry
  • visit each incorporated ministry at least once per year
  • receive a report from each incorporated ministry to the Region annually and reports to the Region on all Incorporated Ministries annually
  • respond to requests for assistance from the boards of Incorporated Ministries
  • hold current copies of all IM bylaws
  • investigate any concerns that an Incorporated Ministry may be in non-compliance with a bylaw
  • ensure that all annual forms and reports, required by both government and Church, are submitted prior to deadlines
  • respond to new requests for Incorporation from other organizations, outreach projects, etc. of The United Church of Canada within the Region
  • create working groups where needed for the functioning of the Committee/Division


  • effective organizational, administrative, consultative and pastoral skills
  • a commitment to the outreach ministries of The United Church of Canada
  • knowledge of, or openness to learn, the polity of The United Church of Canada


Through the Division of Finance and Administration to the Regional Council and Regional Executive on a regular basis. (As often as needed or required.)


Must refer decisions to the Division of Finance and Administration.

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