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Last month, the consultation phase of the Strategic Planning process concluded and staff are now moving through analysis to framing and drafting the plan. We continue to work toward a proposed plan for the General Council Office going to General Council Executive by the end of September, and a proposed mission and vision for the whole church going to the General Council 43 Recall meeting in October.

As well as two staff surveys, five Town Halls, and four Indigenous Church Circles, 23 other virtual consultations were held, overall reaching about 1,000 people from across the church and partnerships. Thank you to all who contributed their insights in the consultation process. In addition to the Strategic Plan, an operational plan is now being worked on, as well as plotting out a transition period (January‒August 2022) for getting from where we are now to fully implementing the plan.

From all of the consultation and from exploring different scenarios, we are narrowing down to a proposed mission and vision. We have coalesced around six words to express a proposed mission:

Deep Spirituality. Bold Discipleship. Daring Justice.

Read the full news piece to find out more.

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