PRESBYTERY CONSULTATION 2 – RESULTS January 13-14, 2017
On January 13-14, 2017 thirty people representing the Presbyteries within BC Conference, the Conference Executive, and Conference staff met in a second Presbytery Consultation (the first was in February 2016) to help discern the next steps in preparing the Presbyteries and Conference for a new structural relationship. The need for a new relationship had emerged from the changing needs and capacity within these bodies to provide the institutional framework needed for a sustainable, connected United Church in BC. The recent decision of the General Council to change the whole church from a four court to a three court system (presently being voted on through Remit) has reinforced the need and desire for such change to take place relatively soon.
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