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"We are in the ministry of loving one another and helping each other to cope with the immense challenges we face."
+Steve
Bishop

CHURCH GROWTH MINISTRY

Function of the Church Growth Ministry

Advising the Diocese on all matters pertaining to parish growth, the identification of church planters and developers, and new church planting itself.

Identifying land in areas designated as Diocesan Development Areas for the purpose of church planting, and assisting the Trustees in negotiating for and acquiring such land.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MINISTRY

Function of the Social Responsibility Ministry

Encourage and foster the involvement of members of the diocese in works of mercy, justice and social service.

Assist and advise diocesan homes, hostels, medical services or other works of mercy, justice and social service to ensure that operations conform to accepted principles of good governance and sound management, and thus to protect the Diocese from unexpected financial or legal involvements.

Approve the formation, adoption of or association with, any home, hostel, medical service or other work of mercy, justice or social service.

Guide organisations in the development and amendment of their constitutions and to present any proposed changes to their constitutions to the Trustees.

Appoint at least one diocesan representative to the governing body of such an organisation. Where so desired by the organisation concerned, more diocesan representatives may be appointed.

Bring about, where good cause to do so exists, the withdrawal by the Diocese of its approval, adoption of or association with, any home, hostel, medical service or other work of mercy, justice or social service.

MINISTRY FORMATION

Function of the Ministry Formation

Co-ordinating and helping to evaluate ministry formation, both clerical and lay, in the diocese.

Advising the Diocese on all matters pertaining to ministry formation.

Submitting, in writing, to the Diocesan Chapter:
   -Up-to-date vision and goals of the Ministry, and of each Section and Unit within the Ministry;
   -A monthly report on the work of the Units in the Ministry.

Authority to delegate tasks where appropriate.

Structure of the Ministry

The Ministry Formation shall have three separate but co-operating sections, namely:


Section 1:

Continuing Ministry Formation, which will:

a) target ordained and lay persons, being those exercising particular leadership responsibilities, such as clergy, churchwardens,
parish councillors and parish ministers.

b) provide shorter courses and workshops.


Section 2:

Training for Ordained Ministry (TfOM), which will:

a) target ordinands and those testing a call to ordained ministry.

b) encourage, empower and support potential clergy in all stages of the ordination process.

c) ensure that, after being ordained deacon, each person completes a clearly specified 3-year process of continuing formation and skills training, under the direction of the Post-Ordination Training Units.

This Section includes the Desmond Tutu School for Ministries which is responsible for the Fellowship of Vocation and the training of ordinands.

Section 3:

Ongoing Clergy Formation, which will


a) offer ongoing formation and training to stipendiary and self supporting clergy in the Diocese and will.

b) provide ongoing encouragement, formation and support to all clergy.

PASTORAL CARE MINISTRY

Function of the Pastoral Care Ministry

Advising the Diocesan Chapter on all matters pertaining to human resources, career planning and the pastoral care of the

clergy, lay workers and their families, retired clergy and lay workers, their surviving spouses, minor dependent children and such other.

Keeping in touch with the surviving spouses and minor dependent children of deceased clergy and lay workers, and with such other persons as are referred to it by the Bishop, ascertaining their financial and other needs and referring these to the Diocesan Retirement Committee.

Oversight of the work done by the Conflict Resolution Team.

Oversight of the work done by the Human Resources Team.

Oversight of the work of the Search Team.

SPIRITUAL FORMATION MINISTRY

The Function of the Spiritual Formation Ministry

Advising the Diocese on all matters pertaining to spiritual formation in the Diocese;

Developing formational programmes and material for ordination training, for clergy development and for use in parishes.

YOUNG PEOPLE’S MINISTRY

The Function of the Spiritual Formation Ministry

Advising the Diocese on all matters pertaining to ministry to and by young people in the diocese

Developing and training young leaders and youth pastors.

Maintaining oversight of the work being done by the structures and ministries within the Diocese directed to or run by young people.

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