Strategic Mission Development

Purpose: To constantly strive to visualize what the United Church could be within the boundaries of Presbytery and provide the Executive with guidance, suggestions and recommendations that contribute to strengthening congregations in their role of growing disciples. Tasks: Strategic thinking. Produce ideas and recommendations. Support and supervision of the Mission Development Officer. Identify areas for potential new units of ministry. Source data, intelligence for planning. Meetings: 2nd Tuesday @ 7:30pm Contact: … [Read more...]


Purpose: To maintain consciousness within the pastoral charges - and the Presbytery as a whole - about stewardship and its role in the overall mission of the local church and beyond. Tasks: Ensure that pastoral charges are aware of and using resources and programs that foster good stewardship of time, talents, human resources, money, natural resources, etc... Encourage pastoral charges to undertake regular stewardship programs to actively promote the faithful stewardship of time, talent, and money. Recommend annually to pastoral charges an objective for givings to the Mission and Service Fund. Foster and promote educational opportunities about the work and need of the Mission and Service Fund. Report regularly to Presbytery about the contributions of pastoral charges to the Mission and Service Fund. Meetings: At call of the Chair Contact: … [Read more...]

Pastoral Relations

Purpose: To work closely with Pastoral Charges seeking Paid Accountable Ministry personnel throughout the Needs Assessment, Searching, Placing, and Covenanting processes and to ensure that all such personnel are effectively supported and supervised. Tasks: Participate in Joint Needs Assessment and Joint Search Committees of pastoral charges. Review and recommend actions in connection with the Call, Appointment, Settlement, and/or Transfer of all Ministry personnel in Halton Presbytery. Ensure that all Ministry personnel carry-out their ministry roles in suitable patterns of support and accountability. Ensure that Ministry-personnel emergencies and critical personnel-related situations are dealt with in timely and effective fashion. Monitor and deal with matters relating to pensions, benefits, and insurance of Ministry personnel. Regular Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of most months @ 1:00pm. Also, members participate regularly in Joint Needs Assessment Committee … [Read more...]