Canon XI: Regions, Missionaries, and Ministry Networks

Canon XI: Regions, Missionaries, and Ministry Networks

Section 1. Six Regions shall be recognized within the Diocese, as delineated by the Mission Council. Regions are intended to build capacity, promote cohesion among the members of the Diocese, and catalyze adaptive change in the Diocese.

Section 2. Each Region will be served by a Region Missionary, clerical or lay, who will work collaboratively with the Region and region leadership under the supervision of the Bishops or their designee.

Section 3. The Mission Council shall cultivate and empower Ministry Networks consisting of members of the Diocese interested in collaborating around a shared passion. Ministry Networks are intended to build capacity, promote cohesion among the members of the Diocese, and catalyze adaptive change in the Diocese.

Section 4. The Budget of Convention shall provide resources to each Region and to Ministry Networks to support their participation in God’s Mission.

Section 5. Each Region and Ministry Network will determine its own organizational structure and leadership to engage its members in collaborative ways to participate in God’s mission and to allocate resources for its programs.

Section 6. The Regions and Ministry Networks shall provide information about their work to the Mission Council as requested by the Mission Council.