Comments: Review of Constitutions

This seems to me to cut out accountability and also severely reduce the number of clergy and laity who can 'govern' or 'direct' these enterprises - Ministry Division has already cut out of its decision making all those who actually train ordinands!

Posted by Frozenchristian at Friday, 6 February 2009 at 9:55am GMT

As a member of one of these bodies, I can see that a smaller membership with a slightly tighter agenda would be good, but to cut them out altogether would mean that whole swathes of policy, developed by staff, would go unchecked. No single person can have the expertise needed to scrutinize all the work of these bodies - that is why the financial ones have been left as they are. I would have thought that education, faith and order and public affairs are just as important for a church.

Posted by Wilf at Friday, 6 February 2009 at 11:11am GMT
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