This newly formed working group, the Community of Faith Council (CoFC), is responding to the work of knowing and supporting communities of faith across our Pacific Mountain Regional Council. This post tells you about
- their call for your input,
- where to find information about the Community of Faith Council on our website,
- the Community of Faith Approvals Working Group,
- how to submit applications for approvals
1. Call for Input
The CoFC has information to share with you: please read this Communication from the Community of Faith Council. They want you to know about the existence of this council and how it serves the church. They also want to hear from you directly, nurturing a relevant and meaningful relationship based on mutual understanding between the Community of Faith Council and your communities of faith. Will you please dive into this engaging Accountability Questionnaire, sharing your information back to the CoFC? You can also print off a PDF version of the survey to complete or share with those offline. Instructions for submitting the information is on the PDF document.
2. About the Community of Faith Council
Terms of Reference and Members are listed on the Community of Faith Council page, within the About section on the Pacific Mountain Regional Council website.
3. About the Community of Faith Approvals Working Group
As part of their work, the Community of Faith Council is responsible for developing the procedures for the approval of Property Transactions and approval of Community of Faith Life Events as outlined in The Manual. To manage these applications, we have created a working group within the Community of Faith Council called Community of Faith Approvals Working Group.
The Community of Faith Approvals Working Group is made up of 5 volunteers from throughout the Region and one staff person, Victoria Andrews. They will meet via conference call every 2 weeks to receive, review and make recommendations on approval for property transactions, as well as for significant community of faith life events such as amalgamations, disbanding, shared ministry agreements, as well as governance changes or others situations requiring Regional Council approval.
4. How to Submit Applications for Approval
The working group will begin receiving applications for Approval of Property Transactions and Approval for Community of Faith Life Events on March 1, 2020. The Regional Ministers will be responsible to assist Communities of Faith to prepare their applications for approval, and will be present at the meeting of the Working Group to present the application and answer questions as needed.
Approval of Property Transactions and Approval of Community of Faith Life Events Applications should include:
- a cover letter with the purpose/reason for request;
- required documentation as per The Manual and Regional Council policy and procedures;
- a copy of the motion from governing body making the request.
The work of the Community of Faith Approvals Working Group is held in a spirit of covenant and collaboration. Together, we seek to support healthy communities of faith and ministries, effective leadership and faithful public witness throughout the Pacific Mountain Regional Council. If you have any questions about this process please contact your Regional Minister.