Regeneration Task Force

Vision: Our vision is to be a catalyst within Halton Presbytery to enable regeneration and revitalization of the Presbytery and congregations within Presbytery. Meetings: Monthly meetings on Thursday @ 7:30pm Contact: … [Read more...]

Pastoral Charge Oversight

Purpose: To ensure that all pastoral charges within Presbytery are both supported and supervised as they carry-out their mission and work within the framework of the mission of the United Church. Tasks: On a scheduled or as-needed basis, visit and review the work, plans, needs, concerns, etc.. of all pastoral charges. Following the oversight visit(s), a report to Presbytery summarizes topics reviewed, emerging problems or concerns, and associated recommendations. Ensure that all proper records and documents of pastoral charges are properly kept and stored. Ensure that all General Council, Conference, and Presbytery policies relating to "Paid Accountable Ministry" personnel are effectively carried-out in pastoral charges. Provide the "Archives Committee" function for Halton Presbytery. Review and recommend action for re-organizational proposals in pastoral charges. Regular Meetings: 2nd Wednesday of most months @ 1:30pm. In addition to the regular meetings, … [Read more...]


Purpose: To ensure that the human resource needs of Presbytery [incl: Presbytery committees and representatives to Conference committees] are effectively met and that careful stewardship of Presbytery human resources is practiced. Tasks: Actively encourage pastoral charges to elect appropriate lay representatives to Presbytery. Arrange for job descriptions and selection criteria for participants in various roles and committees. Provide effective orientation program(s) for new Presbytery members. Encourage Presbytery members to actively participate in committees, etc. Meetings: At call of the Chair Contact: … [Read more...]

Finance and Property

Purpose: To ensure that all the financial aspects of Presbytery [incl: budgets, banking, auditing, accounting, etc..]are handled in business-like fashion and as set out in the latest edition of The Manual and to ensure that all matters of trust property of pastoral charges are correctly administered. Tasks: Prepare and monitor the annual budget and administer all financial matters of Presbytery - including administration of funds for development projects. Ensure that financial assessments are set annually and collected from pastoral charges. Recommend guidelines and draft policy relating to the effective administration of Presbytery. Review and recommend action for the use of any pastoral charge trust funds by congregations. Review and recommend action in connection with requests for incorporation within Presbytery; review suggested directors of corporations; review annual financial statements of corporations within Presbytery. Regular Meetings 2nd Thursday of … [Read more...]

Faith Formation and Outreach

Purpose: To support and encourage pastoral charges in their Christian Development, Worship, Social Justice and Outreach ministries by planning and implementing an annual Network Day raising the awareness of Halton Presbytery regarding Faith Formation and Outreach issues at monthly Presbytery meetings pastoral charges and the full court about Faith Formation and Outreach resources and programming available through the wider church acting as a conduit for information flow and assisting communication between pastoral charges Tasks: Encourage pastoral charges to share ideas, experiences, and resources for programming. Assist pastoral charges to obtain resources. Ensure that appropriate workshops and other events are held to respond to programming needs identified by pastoral charges. Raise the consciousness and assist in setting goals for the various outreach ministries of the church. Meetings 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:30p.m., … [Read more...]

Education and Students

Purpose: To ensure that those seeking to serve the Church in "Paid Accountable Ministry" are suitable and ready to undertake those ministries; and to share the journey of preparation for ministry with those seeking to serve the Church in "Paid Accountable Ministry" positions.Tasks: Participate in Discernment committees. Accompany candidates to Conference Interviews. Interview Inquirers. Interview Designated Lay Ministry candidates. Interview (yearly) all Ministry candidates. Regular Meetings 3rd Thursday of most months @ 7:30pm   Contact: … [Read more...]