Pastoral Relations

 

 

Notice of Motion from the Pastoral Relations Ministry Team - Proposal: Compensating Pastoral Charge Supervisors.

 

 

The following are links to resources that pastoral charges will need to consult during the pastoral relations process.  There are additional handbooks and forms found on the United Church website.

 

The Manual (2016)

 

Pastoral Relations (page 160, Section I) - this chapter in The Manual provides broad principles for pastoral relations members.

 

Related Resource - Pastoral Relations:  Engaging and Supporting (2015) - this document provides policies and procedures in pastoral relations matters.

 

Related Resource - Pastoral Relations:  Congregational Designated Ministers (2013) - this document provides policies and procedures related to Congregational Designated Ministers (CDMs).

 

Related Resource - Pastoral Relations:  Designated Lay Ministers (April 2015) - this document provides policies and procedures related to Designated Lay Ministers (DLMs).

 

Handbooks

 

Joint Needs Assessment Process – this is the handbook that each member of the Joint Needs Assessment should have access to.

 

Please visit the Pastoral Relations Forms Page of the United Church of Canada and scroll down to the 400 Series of Forms for all up-to-date Pastoral Relations Forms.

 

 

Designated Lay and Congregational Designated Ministry Forms

 

Ottawa Presbytery - Designated Ministry Summary [PDF: 3 p/92 KB] April 2009. Helping to explain the process by which pastoral charges / congregations request categorization for a lay person doing ministry in their congregation (DLM/CDM).

 

Pastoral Charge Categorization Definitions (MEPS 462 DF) [PDF: 1 p / 41 KB] January 2009. This gives the definitions of the categories within Designated Lay Mnistry (DLM) and Congregational Lay Ministry (CLM).

 

Ottawa Presbytery: Designated Lay Ministry Designation [PDF: 2 p / 124 KB] April 2009. This is for pastoral charges / congregations requesting categorization for a lay person doing ministry in the congregation (To accompany the MEPS 462 RC)

 

Request for Categorization (PR 462 CA) [PDF: 1 p / 45 KB] September 2010. This is for pastoral charges / congregations requesting categoriztion for a lay person doing ministry in the congregation. (To accompany the OP Designated Categorization Profile)

 

 

Ottawa Presbytery Pastoral Relations Policies

 

Procedure for Pastoral Relations Following the Announcement of a Change in Pastoral Relations

 

Exit Interviews

 

Joint Needs Assessment in a Multi-Staff Situation

 

Joint Search Committee in a Multi-Staff Situation

 

Could members of the Ministry & Personnel Committee be members of a Joint Search Committee?

 

Part-time Ministry:  A Congregational Resource

 

Part-time Ministry Calculation of Leave

 

Pastoral Charge Supervisors

 

Sabbaticals