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Parish Leaders Workshops

The Diocese will hold a series of workshops in the spring for parish leaders. All parish leaders are invited to attend, including churchwardens, deputy churchwardens, parish admins, treasurers, administrative staff and clergy. These workshops are of particular interest to those new to their positions.

Description

These two-hour workshops aim to meet these objectives:

  • review parish governance in critical areas of knowledge
  • increase your understanding and overall comfort level to support you in your position
  • allow you to meet key diocesan staff virtually
  • in small groups, analyze a case study and provide input
  • learn when and how you can access resources available to you
  • answer any questions you might have

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  • Mon. Mar. 21 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm  Register
  • Wed. Mar. 30 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm  Register
  • Wed. Apr. 6 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm  Register
  • Sat. Apr. 9 from 10 am to 12 noon  Register

Toolkit

Participants should print copies of whatever reference documents they want to have on hand.  The presentation will be displayed on the screen.

Agenda

Case Studies

Governance

Real property management and insurance

Human Resources

Finance

Stewardship Development

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Acknowledgement form

All churchwardens need to have a completed, signed acknowledgement form on file. You need to initial beside statements acknowledging that you’ve received basic orientation in parish finance, real property management, human resources and the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith Policy. You complete this orientation by attending an online or in-person workshop or by reviewing the materials posted on the diocesan website.

Acknowledgement form for churchwardens

Return your form to:

York-Credit Valley:

York-Scarborough:

Trent-Durham:

York-Simcoe:

Questions

For more information, contact Pamela Boisvert, Secretary of Synod, at 416-363-6021, ext. 231 (1-800-668-8932).