Presentation on theme: "Change Programme To build the church of tomorrow…. …..starting today."— Presentation transcript:
Change Programme To build the church of tomorrow…. …..starting today
Why Change? 1.2025 Reality – externally driven not policy 2.Creaking Structure 3.Changing social context 4.Buildings legacy 5.Congregation viability 6.Income sustainability 7.Intentionality expectations from Central Institutions So if Diocese is to equip itself to deliver the Church of 2025 and mission objectives of growth, increased giving and increased service what needs to happen?
Diocesan Response 1.2011, + Nigel asked BC to look at building and stipendiary deployment distributions which might have ongoing viability 2.BC decided this was a more complex issue and engaged in a sequence of participatory planning exercises a)Identify 5 or 6 key issues facing the Diocese. b)Indicate urgency - assumed to equal importance but prioritised according to time; short 0-3 years, medium 3-5, long 5 and upwards c)identified certain clusters of issues
BC - Priorities 1.Managing Change a)Strategies for change b)Cultural Acceptance 2.Leadership – lead the church towards the model of the future a)At all levels – episcopal, strategic lay, local church, DBF 3.Mission Action Planning a)Sustainable plans with a clear mission drive to inspire the local church
BC - Priorities 1.Buildings a)How many do we need? b)Where should they be? c)How do we sustain them? 2.Deployment a)How many clergy? b)How will they be dispersed? c)What other ministries will be necessary? 3.Finance a)Sustainable income streams to sustain the future church
Strategic Implementation Team Mission Units Buildings Reimagining Ministry Policy and Decisions Bishops Council Strategic Direction & Major Policy Decisions Policy Structures Statutory and Discretionary Enabling ChangeGovernance