At the November 2018 Presbytery and Synod meeting, 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 to:
- A non-geographical Presbytery (NGP) would be created to operate by 1 July, 2019
- Additional Presbytery(ies) would be formed
- Congregations will have an opportunity to nominate which Presbytery they wish to be part of
In order to achieve this the Standing Committee, resourced by two task groups will review the current structure and prepare recommendations for the Presbytery and Synod meeting in June 2019.
This web page will be resourced with minutes and information regarding the restructure of the Presbytery and Synod in South Australia.
Presbytery restructure circular 1 (623 kb PDF)
NGP Progress Report 13 Feb 19 (125 kb PDF)
Non- Geographic Presbytery (NGP) Info Sessions
"With the birth of new presbyteries across our Synod we know that many churches are wanting more information.
3Dnet, Grace and Hope Networks would like to invite you along to an Non Geographical Presbytery information session near you. These sessions will be an opportunity for you and your team to find out all you need to know about the heart and vision for the New NGP.
Our hope is to provide you with the insights you need to discern your best way forward as a congregation.
Simply chose the information session that best suits you...
NORTH @ Playford UC
Tuesday 19th March, 7:30-9:00pm
SOUTH @ Seeds UC
Monday 25th March, 7:30-9:00pm
Can't make it on those nights or live rurally? - Let's Skype Chat instead
22nd March, 10am
28th March 7:30pm
These events are designed for a team from your church to come along too together so grab your Pastors, church council members, elders, leaders and anyone else who is interested and we will see you there. All events have the same content so just chose the one that works best for you and your team.
To RSVP catering purposes or to find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com or check out the event on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/990924337772437/ "
A Missional Response to an Evolving Church
Arranged by the Urban Mission Network, this evening will offer an opportunity to engage and receive updates on the changes and planning progress of the separation of the Presbytery and Synod structure, and the establishment of new presbyteries.
Discover resources, receive information about the consultation process, and explore the strengths of Mission Networks and the renewed Presbytery structure through table conversations.
"An important event as we engage together in the future of the church.
All are welcome to join in the fellowship over dessert and coffee.
Please indicate your intention to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org before 19 February."
28 February 2019 7pm-9:15pm
Rosefield Uniting Church
2 Carlton Street, Highgate