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The End: commissions and committees of The Episcopal Church?

The End: commissions and committees of The Episcopal Church?

Steve Waring of The Living Church interviews President of the House of Deputies about restructuring The Episcopal Church, the Task Force (TREC), and what she sees happening to the committees and commissions of the church:

The Rev. Gay Jennings, who helped lead the charge for structural reform at the 77th General Convention and now serves as president of the House of Deputies, says this reform may lead to fewer church committees.

“This may be hard for some of us to accept, but I think that we are in the death throes of the current standing commission and committee structure,” Jennings told Executive Council June 7. “Both those who are on TREC [the Task Force for Reimagining the Episcopal Church] and those of us who aren’t need to begin imagining new ways of bringing together laypeople, clergy, and bishops to accomplish the work of General Convention.”

Jennings also discusses how technology plus less funding are already changing the Committees, Commissions, Agencies and Boards (CCAB) of the church.

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Chris Arnold

Good. I think it’s a fantastic idea to trim the number of committees and commissions.

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