The Northern Spirit Regional Council is blessed to have a large financial asset represented by the property of the Communities of Faith within its bounds. We understand that this asset makes it possible for the Regional Council to carry out its mission and ministry in the region and beyond.
In the Northern Spirit Regional Council, property decisions and conversations are dealt with by the Regional Council Property Commission, which works with Communities of Faith contemplating property transactions, considers requests, and makes recommendations to the Regional Council Executive with respect to the following:
- Property transactions, including purchase, sale, lease, mortgage, major renovation, demolition and construction of property or other major assets held by the Community of Faith
- Distribution of proceeds from the sale of property or other major assets
- Decisions regarding residual property after Communities of Faith cease to exist
- Decisions regarding property held by the Regional Council
Both the Community of Faith and the Regional Council have responsibilities when dealing with church property. It is important that, when a Community of Faith begins to consider renovations, disbanding, amalgamating or repurposing, it consults with the Property Commission. In this way the Commission can be part of the decision-making team and can offer the Community of Faith other resources such as the EDGE Property Resource Group, the United Church Foundation or, for Communities in Alberta, The Alberta Land Trust.
Church Property Matters: A Guide for Communities of Faith Growing, Dispersing, or Recreating
2019-2020 Property Commission Members
Lay, Grande Prairie AB
OM, Winnipeg MB
Lay, Cold Lake AB
Lay, Edmonton AB
OM, Provost AB
Lay, Duffield AB