Presbytery Restructure

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.


Information

18 April 2019 Synod and Presbytery Funding Assumptions (1) (188 kb PDF)

17 April 2019 Presbytery restructure circular 3 (150 kb PDF)

17 April 2019 FAQ Presbytery Restructure (535 kb PDF)

11 April 2019 Transitional Presbytery SA Info sheet (113 kb PDF)

11 April 2019 Generate Presbytery Info Sheet (134 kb PDF)

11 April 2019 Presbytery Decision eLetter 11 April 2019 (Non-Congregational Ministry Agents)>

*11 April 2019 Response Form - Presbytery Decision for Non-Congregational Ministry Agents (127 kb PDF) *DUE 7 JUNE*

8 April 2019 Presbytery Decision eLetter 8 April 2019 (Congregations/Faith Communities)>

*8 April 2019 Response Form - Presbytery Decision (162 kb PDF) *DUE 7 JUNE*

5 April 2019 Standing Committee Decisions regarding Presbytery Restructure (123 kb PDF)

14 March 2019 Presbytery restructure circular 2 (635 kb PDF)

15 February 2019 Presbytery restructure circular 1 (623 kb PDF)

13 February 2019 NGP Progress Report (125 kb PDF)


Events

Information Sessions
To find out more about the process of Presbytery restructure, come along to one of the following information sessions (supper provided):
  • 7 May 2019 Murray Bridge Uniting Church, 7pm – 9pm Narooma Blvd (off Monash Tce), Murray Bridge
  • 14 May 2019 Spicer Uniting Church, 7pm – 9pm 44A Fourth Ave, St Peters
  • 21 May 2019 Balaklava Uniting Church, 7pm – 9pm 29 Edith Tce, Balaklava

Please RSVP by Wednesday 1 May 2019 to Rev Sue Page, Associate General Secretary on spage@sa.uca.org.au or (08) 8236 4217


Timetable

  • 24 May - due date for Proposals to the June Meeting of the Presbytery and Synod
  • 7 June - Presbytery decision forms due
  • June - Submitted proposals prepared for June Meeting
  • by 1 July - first meetings of Generate Presbtyery and the Transitional Presbytery
  • July to October - RTG works with congregations in the Transitional Presbytery of SA to develop future Presbyteries
  • Mid-October - due date for Proposals to the Annual Meeting of the Synod
  • 14-16 November - Synod dissolves Transitional Presbytery of SA and new Presbyteries are formed
  • By 1 December - First meetings of future Presbyteries