April 2021 Proposals

General Secretary Report

Proposal:

The Synod note the General Secretary Report.

Synod Standing Committee Report One

Proposal:

The Synod note the Synod Standing Committee report no 1.

Future Directions for the People of God on the Way

Proposal:

On the recommendation of the Synod Standing Committee the Synod

(i)   Affirm a commitment to being a contemporary, courageous and growing church proclaiming Jesus Christ in worship, witness and service.

(ii)  Reaffirm the following future directions

  • a renewed commitment to rural and regional ministry (Saltbush)
  • a renewed commitment to ministry with people in the first 1/3 of their lives (born after 1970) (Pulse)
  • a renewed commitment to walking together with First Peoples and to the covenant with Congress (Makaratta)
  • an ongoing and active commitment to the stewardship of the earth (Climate Action)
  • an ongoing commitment to working with presbyteries to organise ourselves to promote growth within and through our congregations (Growth)

(iii) Approve Future Directions for the People of God on the Way

(iv) Request the Synod Standing Committee to provide oversight of the implementation of Future Directions for the People of God on the Way

(v)  Request Presbyteries to provide regular (bi-annual) progress reports to Synod Standing Committee

(vi) Request the Synod Standing Committee to provide a progress report to Synod 2023

(vii)Note that Future Directions: Synod Strategic Resource Framework will be presented at the June Synod in session.

Walking Together Action Plan 2021-2023

Proposal:

On the recommendation of the Synod Standing Committee the Synod

(i)   Request that the Synod, in discernment groups, review and provide feedback on the draft Walking Together Action Plan 2021 - 2023 

(ii)  Note that feedback will be reviewed by the Synod Standing Committee

(iii) A revised proposal will be presented to the August meeting for discernment and decision.

Synod Climate Action Strategy Update

Proposal:

The Synod note the Climate Action Strategy Update

Moderator Report

Proposal:

The Synod note the Moderator Report.

 

To submit a proposal to the Synod Business Committee for review please use the proposal template

If your Proposal is for the June meeting, it needs to be submitted by 10 April

If your Proposal is for the August meeting, it needs to be submitted by 5 June

 

Once completed please email the proposal to the Secretariat synodmeeting@nswact.uca.org.au