In 2020 the Uniting Church Synod of SA has embarked on a journey to identify its key missional priorities and direction (Strategic Plan) for the next 3-5 years.
We understand ‘The Synod’ to include presbyteries, congregations and other ministries, staff, leaders, committees, boards, resources and councils seeking to be the activity of God in the world. It is a diverse and complex organisation and such a journey compels us to be collaborative and engaging with as many groups of people as possible. A Working Group has been formed and is intentionally working to contact you in the coming months to explore where you believe God is calling the Synod to give emphasis to its life and witness at this time.
We have created a survey and I welcome you to provide your feedback via the survey and to join conversations being planned in your congregation or presbytery, with your committee or board over the coming months. The questions before us are designed to encourage us to understand clearly the roles and responsibilities of the Synod and to prayerfully discern together what God might be saying to the church at this time.
What are we learning about the Uniting Church in South Australia at this time? How do we understand the roles and functions of the Synod? What do we think the missional, property and educational priorities need to be in the next 3-5 years? We are very keen to hear from you. Your responses will help us shape the foci of the Synod going forward.
If you would like to have a conversation with someone from the Working Group there is the option within the survey to provide your contact details so that a member of the Working Group can connect with you; or please contact me by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also encourage you to share this information with your congregations.
Please continue to pray for the Uniting Church, its leaders and its activity. Please pray for the Working Group as we listen to God and to the church and prepare some recommendations for the meeting of our Synod in February 2021.