The Leadership Circle of our Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery is looking for 4 or 5 lay members, hopefully in time to be elected at our Spring meeting in February. Ideally, one of these would be a youth member, as the youth who has been serving is no longer available. The Leadership Circle is meant to have seven to nine members, with a balanced number of lay and clergy, each person serving a maximum of 2 consecutive 3-year terms. At present they are mostly a group of clergy, so we are seeking interested lay presbyters. We encourage you to read the following and to discern prayerfully whether you or someone you know might be a candidate for this position at this time.
Please let any of us on Gifts & Callings know if you are interested or have further questions.
Thanks, Reta Robertson, Sandy Stickney, Peggy Whitley
firstname.lastname@example.org , Holyholyholy@shaw.ca , email@example.com
or speak with Revs. Bruce or Teri
The purpose of the Leadership Circle is to provide vision, direction and guidance which are both spiritual and strategic to the Presbytery in order that the presbytery will fulfill its stated mission. It acts like a board of wise elders discerning the leading of God for the presbytery and its pastoral charges.
The Leadership Circle has the authority to provide direction to Presbytery in fulfillment of the Mission Statement; define and update the Mission Goals of Presbytery; and provide direction and oversight for the implementation of Presbytery Values.
Responsibilities include planning and delivering the education component of Presbytery Meetings; developing policies governing its own work, in cooperation with the Executive; and caring for the spiritual health of the Presbytery as a working and worshipping community, so that it will be effective in its work and a model for congregational health and discipleship.
Desirable gifts for those in the leadership Circle, as identified in the KOP Policy manual, are as follows. It is not expected that every member of the Leadership Circle will have all of the gifts listed below. It is expected that each member will value these gifts and be willing to cultivate them. It is also expected that the Leadership Circle as a whole will have a good balance of these gifts.
1. Ability to see “the big picture”, to take a “balcony view”
2. Ability to be future-oriented – to vision, dream, and imagine how KO Presbytery could be in the future as it develops and supports healthy and vital congregations in their calling and nurturing of disciples of Jesus Christ
3. Commitment to the life and ministry of Presbytery
4. Commitment to maintaining an active spiritual life including prayer and other spiritual practices.
5. Understanding of and commitment to the process of “spiritual discernment” both in one’s own life and in the decision making process of the Leadership Circle.
6. Leadership ability which motivates/inspires others
7. Willingness to delegate to others so that the ends, visions, goals and directions are achieved
8. Some familiarity with the Policy Governance model