The district supports the mission and ministry of its congregations in a number of ways and provides services directly where these are beyond the ability of individual congregations.
Pastor Brett Kennett, District Pastor for Congregational Support, together with lay worker Erin Grainger, acts as a consultant to congregations, encourages and challenges them in their mission and ministry, and assists the district bishop in his oversight of congregations. Management of these and other ministries is given to the Council for Ministry Support and its committees.
Pastor Brett assists congregations in clarifying their mission and in remaining healthy and hospitable. Three key questions for congregations in clarifying their mission are:
- Who are we? (identity)
- What are we here for? (purpose)
- Who is our neighbour? (context)
Pastor Brett is available to meet with pastors and congregations to reflect on their mission and ministry, and to clarify ways to implement their mission in their context into the future.
Useful tools in this area include:
- Belbin Team Roles
- National Church Life Survey
- The supportive work of the New and Renewing Churches Department
A current project supported by the District Pastor for Congregational Support is the Eastern Region Review (ERR). The full report and a summary can be found below
ERR October 2021 Full Report
ERR October 2021 Summary Report
Pastor Brett Kennett
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