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Ministry Leadership Proposal

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Proposed pastoral relations model for United Church of Canada

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Ministry Leadership Proposal

  1. 1. MINISTRY LEADERSHIP HOW DO WE SUPPORT AND ACCOUNT FOR EFFECTIVE MINISTRY LEADERSHIP AND HEALTHY PASTORAL RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA? Developed for the Permanent Committee on Ministry and Employment Policies and Services November 2011
  2. 2. The Mission and Ministry of the United Church <ul><li>This proposal is about the work of the United Church of Canada and our faithfulness to the ministry of Jesus Christ in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>The ministry leadership model of the United Church involves the training and support of paid ministers: ordained, diaconal and designated lay ministers. There are 2300 paid ministers serving the church. </li></ul><ul><li>We depend on the effectiveness of these leaders to fulfil the missions of our 3300 congregations, 300 community ministries, 85 Presbyteries, 13 Conferences and the General Council. </li></ul><ul><li>For paid ministers to be effective, they need: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gifts for leadership, education, skill, commitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healthy relationships with their communities of faith </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support through compensation, resources, colleagues, and oversight. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationships in the United Church of Canada? <ul><li>Past Developments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In May 2010, the Executive of the General Council approved a policy to move some or all pastoral relations responsibilities from the Presbyteries to the Conferences. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This decision has included the findings of numerous past reports and research projects. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? <ul><li>Constituency Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Through this fourth round of consultation, the Executive of the General Council hopes to gain further insight and participation in this project from ministry personnel and congregational members. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Views on the strengths and weaknesses of the model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback about the perceived impact of the changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resulting in policy that reflects the positive aspects of United Church experiences and addresses the present challenges. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? <ul><li>Present Model </li></ul><ul><li>Research revealed several common concerns about the present model: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers managing employment issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effectiveness of oversight and discipline practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainability of the current model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential conflict of peers conducting oversight </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for more collegiality and mission-focused work </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? Research Findings Excerpts from the Collaborative Research Project (Winter 2011)
  7. 7. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada?
  8. 8. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada?
  9. 9. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada?
  10. 10. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada?
  11. 11. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada?
  12. 12. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? The Challenge of Change Excerpts from the article “The Adaptive Organization” Carol Mase, “The Adaptive Organization,” Shift: At the Frontier of Consciousness (No. 22: Spring 2009)
  13. 13. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? <ul><li>The Process of Adaptive Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Realizing that our present operations and systems are not efficient, requires that we rethink and encourage change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A process of Adaptive Change involves two aspects: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transactional change: the approach, methods and goals of change </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transformational change: the emotional, psychological and spiritual effect that change has on individuals </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing the challenges and difficulty of change depends on two factors: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The presence of a clear vision for the future and/or outcome </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The conscious recognition that change is necessary to survival </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? A model of adaptive change RED = Transactional change BLUE = Transformational change
  15. 15. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? The temptation to resist change RED = Transactional change BLUE = Transformational change
  16. 16. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? Proposing Change A New Model for Effective Ministry Leadership and Healthy Pastoral Relationship
  17. 17. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? <ul><li>Proposal Summary </li></ul><ul><li>This report considers the health of ministry personnel and the local ministry units they serve, by redefining key areas of pastoral responsibilities. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For congregations and local ministries : support for their mission and ministry leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For Presbytery : responsibility for some pastoral relations policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For Conference : responsibility for pastoral relations policies related to the credentials of ministry personnel, employment standards and the initiation or ending of pastoral relationships; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased staff support for ministry personnel at the Conference-level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New approach to nurturing healthy pastoral relationships </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? Proposed New Model – Local Ministries
  19. 19. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? Proposed New Model – Presbyteries
  20. 20. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? Proposed New Model – Conferences
  21. 21. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? Proposed New Model – General Council
  22. 22. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? <ul><li>Implications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changes in polity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Changes for Volunteers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value of Volunteer time and gifts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased time and energy for mission focused work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support of collegiality and cooperation, and pastoral and spiritual care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revitalizing pastoral relations processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased support for the search and selection process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ongoing assessments and vocational support for ministry personnel </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? <ul><li>Financial implications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional staff support for pastoral charges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of new personnel roles and positions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revised funding approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Associated costs for office space, support staff and travel </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? Possible funding options The General Secretary has been directed to develop proposals for funding options including, but not limited to, reallocation of current General Council Budget, a payroll type, earmarking of conference grants
  25. 25. Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada? <ul><li>The Proposal for the Executive of the General Council </li></ul><ul><li>It is proposed by the Permanent Committee Ministry and Employment Policies and Services that the Executive of the General Council: </li></ul><ul><li>  receive the report “Effective Leadership and Healthy Pastoral Relationships: A proposal for the initiation, support, accountability, and conclusion of paid accountable ministries in The United Church of Canada”; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  direct the General Secretary to: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a) initiate consultation with the wider church on the wisdom and viability of the proposed model and avenues of funding; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>b) prepare draft Manual provisions to support the direction of the proposed model; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c) report back to the March, 2012, meeting of the Executive of the General Council with detailed proposals for the consideration of the 41st General Council. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>The General Council Wants to Hear from You! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in the online survey </li></ul></ul><ul><li>( https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MinistryLeadership ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For additional information, please check out our Online Resources on the Church Leadership Network </li></ul></ul><ul><li>( http://churchleadership.united-church.ca/page/leadership ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you have any questions, please contact Philip Isard, Program Assistant with the Ministry and Employment Unit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>( [email_address] ) </li></ul>Ministry Leadership How do we support and account for effective ministry leadership and healthy pastoral relationship in the United Church of Canada?

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