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An important tenet of organizational design is that form follows function; in the same way, the structure of a church needs to be one that will support its ministry. A key part of the structure review process included identification of MCC’s core functions as a denomination:
· Resourcing local churches for the mission of MCC
· Affiliation of local churches
· Lay and clergy leadership development, in alignment with our faith and core values as a church and a justice movement
· Communications: internal and external
· Financial accountability and stewardship
One of our most important insights was that the local church in MCC has been very constant in its basic structure, while flexible enough to accommodate growth and change. We have proposed a denominational structure that largely parallels the structure of a local MCC church, particularly a program-sized church. We think that this will make our denominational structure more effective, understandable and useful to everyone in MCC.
Click the following link to review the entire segement regarding:
· First draft of new structure proposal is published, with links to supporting documents
· Web site launched for the structure proposal, with all documents posted
First Half of March
· Moderator announces the appointments to the Nominating Committee
· Moderator publishes the charge to the Governing Board, including the qualifications and definition of role
Second Half of March
· Discussion guide/questions available for Cluster teams to use at cluster gatherings
· Nominating Committee opens the nominations process.
· Nominating Committee sends out invitation to churches and clusters to recommend candidates for the Governing Board.
· Feedback Team publishes survey for lay and clergy delegates to General Conference; announces deadline of 20 April for submission of responses.
Click here to review the entire implementation schedule.
Click here to review the entire collection of Frequently Asked Questions.
1. Who will be my Elder? The Elder who is assigned to your cluster, who appoints your team leader, relates to your church cluster, and ensures that care, connection, and communication are provided. This is also the Elder who will offer ecclesial relationship and will oversee affiliation.
2. How will Elders serve as consultants to m
3. Are there any changes to the clergy credentialing process? No.
4. What is the difference between the present Board of Administration (BOA) and the Governing Board? The present BOA is appointed by the Board of Elders and is primarily focused on fiduciary matters. The BOA has its own Chair, who is the President of the corporation. The new Governing board will handle fiduciary and short and long term strategic issues, under the leadership of the Moderator, who will be the Chair and CEO.
5. How will the first Governing board be formed?The Moderator will appoint three persons to serve with her on an initial Nominations Committee. The present Board of Elders and Board of Administration will approve those appointments this time only. The Moderator will chair that Committee, and they will bring suitable candidates to the General Conference for election, if the structure proposal passes.
|In This Issue|
|Highlights of the Proposed Structural Changes|
|Implementation Schedule and Tasks|
|Frequently Asked Questions and Answers|
In conjunction with the New Structure Propsal, we are launching the NEW MCC Structure Review Web site.
Click here to view all of the information that has been highlighted in this statement.
How Can I Add My Thoughts to the Process?
Adding your thoughts and comments to the process is really easy. As you review the online documents, look for the icon just like the one above and “click it”. After clicking the icon, you will be taken to the comment page, where you simply enter your comments in the box provided and “click” the comment button to post.
Structure Review 2010 Quick Links!
Proposed Organizational Chart
Click here view the proposed org chart.
Wait, there’s more!
Stay tuned for the official survey to lay delegates and clergy.
Metropolitan Community Churches
Metropolitan Community Church, founded in 1968, is a human-rights movement and ministry operating as a Christian denomination in 25 countries around the world. MCC has often been and continues to be one of few leading advocates for vulnerable people in places where religious orthodoxy, sexism, and homophobia can result in violence and death. MCC’s promise is stated in its tagline “Tearing Down Walls. Building Up Hope.”
For more information about MCC visit: https://www.mccchurch.org.
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