These opportunities are current as of November 2022
Your Nominations Committee is currently looking for people for the opportunities listed below. We invite you to consider whether you might feel called to some of this work within the wider church. We also invite you to consider whether you might know others who would be a good fit for one of these roles, and encourage you to share this information with them. We hope some of the many, diverse opportunities listed here will spark your interest in serving the wider church! And please share this with others.
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If you are interested in further information about these opportunities, you are welcome to contact the Nominations Committee anytime at: firstname.lastname@example.org or to phone Susan Reed, Nominations Convenor, at 306-482-3932.
If you would like to put your name forward for consideration for one of these roles, please click here for the private Nominations form. Thank you! You can also help others discern whether they’re interested; please refer them to this post, and to the Nominations committee.
And now, details on each opportunity follow.
The Regional Meeting Planning Committee (for the May 25-28 2023 meeting in Prince Albert)
This committee plans all aspects of the Regional Council gathering, including local arrangements, registration, budget, guests, communications, theme, music, recognition of retirees, and worship including the Service of Praise. A number of people have already joined, and there’s a great local arrangements committee in place, but a couple more members for the planning committee would be very welcome, as we ease back into a hoped-for in person meeting.
Convenor of the Regional Gathering
One person (1-year term).This person will preside at the Regional Gathering and represent the Region within its geographic bounds. This person will also become a member of the Regional Gathering Planning Committee, and will become a corresponding member of the Living Skies Regional Council Executive.
The Regional Council Executive
One member (3-year term), plus treasurer (see below). Among other tasks, the Executive implements decisions taken by the Regional Council, deals with unfinished business from the Regional Council, establishes a budget for the Regional Council, oversees the work of committees, task groups, and other bodies established by the Regional Council, receives regular reports from commissions, and more.
Regional Council Treasurer
The Treasurer (3-year term) is a full member of the Regional Council Executive. The treasurer provides general oversight of the finances and accounting policies of the Regional Council, in consultation with the Executive Minister and Finance Administrator. Throughout, the position has lots of staff support- it advises more than it deals with hands on, day to day work.
Tasks include attending Regional Council Executive meetings, reviewing quarterly financial statements, reviewing annual audited financial statements and other assistance to the Finance Administrator, and working with the Executive Minister and Finance Administrator to develop budget assumptions and prepare the budget.
One member (3-year term). This Commission oversees and makes decisions on various property-related matters in our Region. This Commission meets primarily electronically or by telephone, and sometimes needs to meet on short notice. And, working with this Commission means you will get to know the buildings and land across the Region; and you may even get to tour around (not in the winter, though.)
Three more members (3-year terms). Duties include getting to know the people of the Region; matching needs with people’s generous offers of skills and time; and laughing a lot. This committee gathers a slate of nominations for the officers of the Regional Council and its executive, commissions, committees, task groups, steering committees, or teams. It also provides nominations for unexpected vacancies or new positions which occur during the year.
Committee on Lay Leadership Support
One person (3-year term). The focus of this committee is providing ongoing leadership training for lay people.
Committee on Ministry Personnel Leadership Support
One person (3-year term). The focus of this committee is to “encourage and support Ministry Personnel toward health, joy and excellence in ministry practice.” These positions are three-year terms.
Committee on Community of Faith Support
Two members (3-year term). The focus of this committee is to support Communities of Faith in their life and work. Experience with current pastoral oversight process or sexual misconduct prevention and response is an asset.
Pastoral Relations Liaisons
We are working with the Pastoral Relations Commission to help find folks from across our Regional Council to serve as Pastoral Relations Liaisons. The liaisons are a bridge between communities of faith and the Regional Council, touching base with a community of faith or ministry personnel in times such as discussions about the pastoral relationship, changes in pastoral relations, creating a community of faith profile, or throughout the search process. Support is provided by the Pastoral Relations Minister and Pastoral Relations Commission.