Magazine article Anglican Journal

'Governance Follows Mission'

Magazine article Anglican Journal

'Governance Follows Mission'

Article excerpt

Asked for his thoughts on how the structures of the Anglican Church of Canada might change in order to respond to the needs and goals for Indigenous ministry outlined by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP), Canon (lay) David Jones, chair of the governance working group, acknowledged that huge challenges are involved. But, he expressed his confidence that "our church is up to it."

In an interview, Jones said he starts from the premise that "mission comes first." This means identifying the needs for mission and how they can be met, "and from that may come some governance changes."

Conversations about different issues and dimensions of governance are going to take some time to develop, said Jones. ACIP raised the idea of creating a fifth ecclesiastical province within the Canadian church, but he noted that it has also told CoGS about the possibility for an association or confederacy of Indigenous ministries. "We have to find ways to make our structures work for our mission. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.