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Governance and Mission

FRAMING GOVERNANCE AS A TOOL FOR THE CHURCH TO BE ABOUT GOD’S MISSION

As we move into new governance structures of the denomination, it is important to remember and frame our conversations about organization decisions, mindful of the deeper questions of mission and purpose. As the United Church moved through the discussions about Remit 1 on the structures of the Church, the underlying focus was the empowerment of local communities of faith to be vibrant, strong, and healthy as they lived God’s mission in their context and in the world.

Governance is understood as a tool through which the organizational (institutional) Church empowers mission. The structures of the Church should not exist for their own sake, but rather, to support and inspire the mission of local communities of faith. As we set in place the governance for the new Canadian Shield Regional Council, we are conscious of the principles related to our new denominational model.

CSRC Governance Document (Aug. 1, 2019 Revision)