Work has begun to help the church move smoothly through the next steps in the remit implementation process. On June 30, a majority of pastoral charges and presbyteries approved four remits that could fundamentally change our church. The changes proposed in the remits include a streamline three-council model, and a new financial arrangement among pastoral charges, communities of faith, regions, and the General Council.
All changes still have to be approved at General Council 43 in 2018. In preparation for that meeting, a Remit Implementation Task Group is now grappling with what structural and operating changes will be required, if the remits are given approval in 2018.
For more information about the Remit Implementation Task Group, please read this comprehensive series of questions and answers. Queries can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In February of this year, remits 5, 7, and 8 all passed by a majority of votes from presbyteries.
Votes on Remit 6: One Order of Ministry, the last category 3 remit, must be received by February 28, 2018.
Remit Implementation Update October 2017:
The members of the Boundaries Commission have started their work and are meeting with Conferences to gather input about the number and boundaries of the new regional councils that will be created if Remit 1 is approved at the 43 General Council in 2018. Find out more on the Remit Implementation webpage. To stay connected with the work of the Remit Implementation Task Group, sign up for their newsletter.
Remit Implementation Update November 2017:
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Remit Implementation Update November 28, 2017:
Remit Implementation Update December 2, 2017:
Remit Impelemtation Update December 14, 2017: