Diocesan Commissions and Committees
The top level commissions and committees of the Diocesan Council are as follows:
The Christian Formation Commission, which is dedicated to moving individuals of all ages to growth in faith and in the practice of the Christian life. For more on Christian formation, and for Christian formation resources, click here.
The Congregational Development Commission, which is responsible for supporting, advising and assisting congregations as they strive to grow in numbers and spirituality. This commission is supported by the Canon for Congregational Vitality. Read more here.
The Global Mission Commission, which coordinates and oversees efforts at diocesan and local levels to support missionary aspects of congregational life, both in their own communities and further afield, including connecting congregations with global mission opportunities and relationships. Go to the Global Mission page.
The Social Concerns Commission, which urges and helps every congregation within the Diocese to include social witness as part of its common life by raising issues of social concern, advocating for social change, and providing congregations with the tools they need in order to work for that change. Go to the Social Concerns pages, where you can also find information about its individual subsidiary committees.
The Leadership Development Commission, which works to bring forward lay leaders within congregations and the diocese.
The Budget and Finance Committee, which allocates funding from diocesan resources in response to requests (“askings”) from eligible diocesan bodies, and recommends a budget for the following year to the Diocesan Convention. It is supported by the Finance Office. For the budget, click here.
The Congregational Support Committee, which provides advice and financial support to parishes that have insufficient pledge or endowment income to balance their books without assistance. Visit the Congregational Support pages.