A025 Bishops and Small-Congregation Clergy

Resolved, the House of _______ concurring, That the 79th General Convention, if a Formation Networking Team is created, direct the Team to offer to work with the House of Bishops to assist bishops by providing excellent resources and best practices in their work of identifying and forming clergy and lay leaders for small congregations in their dioceses; and be it further

Resolved, That, if a Formation Networking Team is not created, the 79th General Convention direct an appropriate body or office in The Episcopal Church to offer to work with the House of Bishops to assist bishops by providing excellent resources and best practices in their work of identifying and forming clergy and lay leaders for small congregations in their dioceses; and be it further

Resolved, That, if a Formation Networking Team is not created or is not funded, the 79th General Convention request the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget and Finance to consider a budget allocation of $30,000 for the implementation of this resolution.


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