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Looking Ahead on Facebook

See also Transitional Presbytery of SA –  on Facebook, and website.

The ‘Looking Ahead’ website will assist congregations looking ahead to the missional and connectional opportunities of being part of one of the new geographical Presbyteries (initially the Transitional Presbytery, from July 1st 2019)

The first meeting of the Transitional Presbytery was held on 29th June. Positions elected
Chairperson: Malcolm Wilson
Secretary: Susan Burt
Treasurer: Barry Atwell

Members of the Restructuring Task Group July-Nov 2019
Officers of the Transitional Presbytery (as above)
Rev Felicity Amery
Rev Graham Vawser (Chair)
Rev Diane Bury
Peter Battersby
Rev David Hoffman (Generate rep)
Susan Burt (also elected Secretary of Transitional Presbytery)
Rev Philip Gardner (co-option)
Rev Sue Page (co-option)
Bindy Taylor (observer)
Tracey Bost (minutes) assocgensec@sa.uca.org.au
Plus four; two from each Presbytery from 1/7

Members of the Transitional Presbytery of South Australia will meet again on Saturday, 21 September – which is also the International Day of Peace.

check out the strategic thinking and proposals page for updates about geographic presbyteries.

Please check out the FAQ page on this website which is regularly updated.

The website will also serve as a repository of resources related to the process and priorities. See also information on the SA Synod Restructuring Task Group website and the Urban Mission Network website (note: the UMN will cease at the end of June, but the website will continue for some time after that)

Standing Committee updates June 2019 (particularly Presbytery Task Group report)

Rev Sue Page (Associate Gen Sec) updates

Proposals to Presbytery meeting – who has responsibility for what
PROPOSALS-TO-PRESBYTERY-MEETINGS-tpsa

Transitional Presbytery – summary of congregations
(note: a number of congregations have chosen not to vote on the decision to avoid unnecessary conflict. By default they become part of the Transitional Presbytery going forward)

See resources page and strategic thinking page for updates.

Background
At the November 2018 Presbytery and Synod meeting (SA Synod), voting members agreed that the existing structure of one Synod and one Presbytery in South Australia (existing since 2006) be modified to allow for more than one Presbytery. The meeting further agreed that a non-geographical Presbytery (NGP) (to be known as Generate Presbytery) would be created to operate by 1 July, 2019. Generate-Presbytery-Info-Sheet
Generate-Update-9-May-2019

The June 2019 Synod meeting, in accordance with Reg.3.4.6, will determine the initial congregations and faith communities to form Generate Presbytery and the Transitional Presbytery of South Australia. This will be based on the decision made at a meeting of each congregation or faith community to nominate whether they wish to join the NGP or be part of the Transitional Presbytery.

The initial meetings of the Generate Presbytery and the Transitional Presbytery will be held in June 2019 following the Synod meeting.

The Transitional Presbytery of SA will be dissolved in November 2019, and it is anticipated that 2-3 Geographical Presbyteries will be formed at the November 2019 meeting of the SA Synod.

Frequently asked questions