Pastoral Relations Toolkits
Toolkit #1 – Pastoral Relations Liaisons
Regional Pastoral Relations Liaisons offer leadership as a community of faith seeks out a new pastoral relationship through a new call or appointment.
Here are some resources for liaisons:
Toolkit #2 – Resources for Ministry & Personnel Committees
These resources are basic tools for the Ministry and Personnel Committee:
Toolkit #3 – ChurchHub.ca
Ministry Profiles and Searches – using the online tool of ChurchHub.ca
ChurchHub.ca is established and regularized by General Council as the required process for ministry personnel and communities of faith to search for calls and appointments.
What is Church Hub?
ChurchHub.ca is part of a significant shift in the life of our church and how we live out our call to ministry and discipleship. It is both a policy that was passed by General Council to be “regularized as the required process for ministry personnel and communities of faith to search for calls and appointments”, and the support structure (tool) for communication between the denomination, ministry personnel, communities of faith and members who participate in regional and denominational ministry.
For more information about ChurchHub, a tutorial on your first log-in and how to complete ChurchHub forms, see the national United Church ChurchHub Information webpage.
How do we use ChurchHub?
All Ministry Personnel and Pastoral Charge Communities of Faith have received an invitation to join ChurchHub. If you or your community haven’t received your invitation, we may have an outdated email. Please email email@example.com with your updated information.
After you have logged into ChurchHub, you may find this ChurchHub-Cheat-Sheet helpful as you become familiar with how to add or access Ministry Profile and Search information.
Toolkit #4 – United Fresh Start
United Fresh Start is a curriculum with over 20 modules that teach ministers and congregational leaders critical strategies for working effectively together. It contains proven methods based on the work of organizational leadership experts and is based on a program developed by the Episcopal Church over the past 20 years.
The program covers key topics, such as entering new systems, conflict management, family systems theory, polarity management, church size theory and adaptive leadership. Together, ministers and congregational leaders gain a mutual understanding of leadership expectations, role clarity and the use of power and authority.
The program will help create a fresh start for the pastoral relationship and prepare you for effective mission and ministry together. Although the program is ideally suited for new pastoral relationships, several of the modules can be used to equip congregations to be effective in the face of any adaptive challenge.