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Pastoral Relations Toolkits

PASTORAL RELATIONS LIAISONS

Regional Pastoral Relations Liaisons offer leadership as a community of faith seeks out a new pastoral relationship through a new call or appointment.

Pastoral Relations Liaison Materials

Regional Council Implementation of Temporary Change to Pastoral Relations Policies (April 2020 | 2 pgs)  Interpretation and implementation information related to the temporary bylaw dealing with what constitutes proper consultation, considerations around temporarily ending a pastoral relationship, and other matters. PDF  

GCE Temporarily Amends Pastoral Relations Policies For urgent decisions related to call or appointment (April 2020)

How to Search for Short Term Appointments (April 2020 | 2 pgs) A step by step process for how a community of faith can search for a short appointment of a eligible United Church minister while they do their search. PDF  

Holy Manners  (June 2019 | 1 pg) For liaison’s and/or search team’s use PDF

Living Faith Story (June 2019 | 16 pg) A companion to the Pastoral Relations: Community of Faith handbook, this resource helps a Search Team create their Living Faith Story. Word

Position Descriptions

  • Overview: Do’s and Don’ts (June 2019 |1 pg) PDF
  • Good Example (June 2019 | 4 pg)  PDF Word
  • Bad Example (June 2019 | 2 pg) PDF

Church Hub Cheat Sheet  (June 2019 | 7 pg) Step by step assistance with posting their Profile PDF

How to fill out a Call or Appointment Form using ChurchHub (April 2020 | 3 pg)   A step-by-step guide for a Community of Faith filling out a Call or Appointment form on ChurchHub.  PDF  

 Short Term Appointments Policy (January 2019 | 1 pg) The policy for length of appointments that the Pastoral Relations Commission in Shining Waters Regional Council will approve. PDF

Community of Faith Meeting Template Presentation of Ministry Personnel by Search Team (June 2019 | 2 pg) Outlines the agenda for the meeting and wording of motion Word

Covenanting Service (Sept 2019 | 5 pgs two column layout) Word

United Fresh Start (June 2019 | 2 pg) An overview of modules PDF

United Church of Canada Links

UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA

Pastoral Relations Links

Liaisons

M+P Committees

 

UNITED FRESH START

Fresh Start is an educational program for ministry personnel and lay leaders serving congregations that are in transition. 

United Fresh Start Materials

 

 

Pastoral Relations Forms

Sabbatical Fund Application Form – Communities of Faith are eligible to make a grant application to Shining Waters Regional Council for funding to assist during a Minister’s time of sabbatical. 

Voluntary Associate Minister (VAM) Application Form – An appointment form for use by Communities of Faith in Shining Waters Regional Council to enter into a voluntary relationship with a minister.

Pastoral Relations Commission: Voluntary Associate Minister Policy – This policy outlines the regulations regarding Voluntary Associate Ministers (VAMs) in Shining Waters Regional Council

Pastoral Relations Commission: Voluntary Associate Minister Marriage Policy – This policy outlines the regulations regarding marriage licenses for Voluntary Associate Ministers (VAMs) in Shining Waters Regional Council.

Pastoral Relations Staff

Dale Hildebrand

Dale Hildebrand

Pastoral Relations Minister, Shining Waters Regional Council

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6261
Email: dhildebrand@united-church.ca
Works in the Toronto Office, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fosters healthy pastoral relationships by assisting the Regional Council to serve, support and provide oversight to the Communities of Faith, and by encouraging and supporting ministry personnel toward health, joy and excellence in ministry practice. Responsible for all the Communities of Faith and ministry personnel in the region that are located south of highway 407.

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Todd McDonald

Todd McDonald

Pastoral Relations Minister, Shining Waters Regional Council

Phone: 416-231-7680  |  1-800-268-3781
Extension: 6235
Email: tmcdonald@united-church.ca
Teleworks and works in the Guthrie Office.

Todd fosters healthy pastoral relationships by assisting the Regional Council to serve, support and provide oversight to the Communities of Faith, and by encouraging and supporting ministry personnel toward health, joy and excellence in ministry practice. Responsible for all the Communities of Faith and ministry personnel in the region that are located north of highway 407.

Read Todd’s bio