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Leadership - MC-Canada Bylaws, Part XI

   

PART XI - MINISTRIES OF MC CANADA

Christian Witness Council

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(1) The core activities of the Christian Witness Council shall focus on carrying out mission work together with area conferences and their constituent congregations including, but not limited to:

(a) evangelism and church planting;
(b) international missions;
(c) multicultural ministries;
(d) Native ministries;
(e) peace and justice advocacy; and
(f) service ministries.

(2) The Christian Witness Council shall consist of 10 people,
namely:

(a) a chairperson elected at a regular delegate assembly;
(b) one member elected at a regular delegate assembly to serve as an appointee to the General Council of Mennonite World Conference; and
(c) eight other persons elected at a regular delegate assembly.

(3) The Christian Witness Council shall have authority to:

(a) select any other officers from among its members that it deems desirable;
(b) hire staff to oversee its programs;
(c) modify the organization of its programs to adapt to the needs of MC Canada and the availability of resources;
(d) oversee its programs, staff and budgets;
(e) delegate parts of its authority to various committees, and
(f) appoint representatives to related organizations.

(4) The Christian Witness Council shall prepare financial statements, with assistance from the Financial Policy and Audit Committee Committee, and reports for presentation at regular delegate assemblies, covering their activities since the last regular delegate assembly, and shall prepare and provide to the General Board such other statements or reports as the General Board may request.

(5) The Christian Witness Council shall, on behalf of MC Canada, relate to:

(a) Mennonite Central Committee;
(b) Canadian Women in Mission;
(c) Christian Peacemaker Teams; and
(d) any other organization or group assigned to it by the General Board.

Christian Formation Council

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(1) The core activities of the Christian Formation Council shall focus on providing leadership and resources to enable area conferences and their constituent congregations to promote the Christian formation of their members, including, but not limited to:

(a) congregational and ministerial leadership;
(b) youth and young adult ministry;
(c) Christian education and nurture; and
(d) resources and publishing.

(2) The Christian Formation Council shall consist of 10 persons, namely:

(a) a chairperson elected at a regular delegate assembly;
(b) one member elected at a regular delegate assembly to serve as an appointee to the General Council of Mennonite World Conference; and
(c) eight other persons elected at a regular delegate assembly.

(3) The Christian Formation Council shall have authority to:

(a) select any other officers from among its members that it deems desirable;
(b) hire staff to oversee its programs;
(c) modify the organization of its programs to adapt to the needs of MC Canada and the availability of resources;
(d) oversee its programs, staff and budgets;
(e) delegate parts of its authority to various committees, and
(f) appoint representatives to related organizations.

(4) The Christian Formation Council shall prepare financial statements, with assistance from the Financial Policy and Audit Committee Committee, and reports for presentation at regular delegate assemblies, covering their activities since the last regular delegate assembly, and shall prepare and provide to the General Board such other statements or reports as the General Board may request.

(5) The Christian Formation Council shall, on behalf of MC Canada, relate to:

(a) Mennonite Publishing House;
(b) Mennonite Camping Association; and
(c) any other organization or group assigned to it by the General Board.

Support Services Council

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(1) The activities of the Support Services Council shall focus on structures and staff to provide support services to MC Canada including, but not limited to:

(a) planning delegate assemblies;
(b) communication;
(c) information technology;
(d) finance;
(e) human resources management;
(f) pension plan;
(g) property management; and
(h) development and constituency relations.

(2) The Support Services Council shall consist of six persons, namely:

(a) a chairperson elected at a regular delegate assembly;
(b) the Treasurer; and
(c) four other persons elected at a regular delegate assembly.

(3) The Support Services Council shall have authority to:

(a) select any other officers from among its members that it deems desirable;
(b) hire staff to oversee its activities;
(c) modify the organization of its programs to adapt to the needs of MC Canada and the availability of resources;
(d) oversee its programs, staff and budgets;
(e) delegate parts of its authority to various committees; and
(f) appoint representatives to related organizations.

(4) The Support Services Council shall prepare financial statements, with assistance from the Financial Policy and Audit Committee Committee, and reports for presentation at regular delegate assemblies, covering their activities since the last regular delegate assembly, and shall prepare and provide to the General Board such other statements or reports as the General Board may request.

(5) The Support Services Council shall, on behalf of MC Canada, relate to:

(a) Mennonite Foundation of Canada;
(b) Mennonite Publishing Service; and
(c) any other organization or group assignedto it by the General Board.

Council Governance

33 Each Council shall formulate and adopt rules of procedure and governance under which the Council shall operate.

Bylaws Approved: July 14, 2001
Ammended: July 6, 2002