We have several openings on Regional committees, commissions, and task groups – do you feel called to bring your time & talents to a Northern Spirit group?
Today’s Nominations Spotlight is on the Community of Faith Support Committee! Read on to learn more about Northern Spirit’s Community of Faith Support Committee! Click here to view more Nominations information and a list of Roles.
The Community of Faith Support Committee
- Interested in different forms of church & ministry?
- Passionate about supporting communities of faith in our Region as they live into their visions and goals?
- Keen to learn more about different ways in which churches can connect, share, and support one another?
- Eager to connect with many different communities across our geographically vast Region?
If you answered yes to any of the above, you may be interested in serving on Northern Spirit’s Communities of Faith Support Committee!
The Community of Faith Support Committee supports Northern Spirit congregations in these ways:
This Committee coordinates the Regional Council’s responsibility to support Communities of Faith in their life and work, including through providing oversight of Covenants; connecting communities with appropriate resources and program facilitators as needed; supporting them in structural changes, i.e., amalgamations, realignments and/or disbanding, and making recommendations to the Regional Council Executive; supporting new ministries; ensuring compliance with all United Church and government requirements; and supporting networks and clusters related to the above.
The Communities of Faith Support Committee is comprised of up to six members, with a balance of Order of Ministry and Lay members, appointed for a 1-year term, with the opportunity to renew each term.
The Community of Faith Support committee meets monthly, currently on the third Thursday of the month, at 10:00 a.m.. Meeting times are worked out together by committee members. The time commitment for members of this committee is approximately 3.5 hours a month, including time to review meeting documents, and considering that discussions can sometimes take place over email.
There are currently 2 vacancies on the Community of Faith Support Committee, open to both Lay or Ministry members. Do you feel called to this opportunity? If you’re new to Regional work, and/ or Pastoral Relations work, don’t worry- committee members and staff can help introduce you to it.
All applications will be considered by the Nominations Committee and Supporting Staff. If you have any questions prior to or after sending in the form, please contact the Regional office and we will connect you with someone with experience in this area of the Regional Council’s ministry: 780.435.3995 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To read more about Northern Spirit’s various commissions, committees, and task groups, click here!