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Incorporated Ministries Committee

Mandate: To provide oversight, leadership, and guidance to the Incorporated Ministries   within the bounds of Region 15.


– Chair
– Secretary
– 5 Designated Individuals
– Executive Minister – Staff Support


– 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
– develop opportunities for clusters and/or networks necessary 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


Accountability/Reporting: Through the Division of Finance and Administration 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 Finance and Administration except the following:
– to be identified