Board for Transition Ministry

Mandate

Canon III.16.1 - 2 Sec. 1 (a)

There shall be a Board for Transition Ministry of the General Convention consisting of twelve members, four of whom shall be Bishops, four of whom shall be Presbyters or Deacons, and four of whom shall be Lay Persons. (b) The Bishops shall be appointed by the Presiding Bishop. The Priests or Deacons and Lay Members shall be appointed by the President of the House of Deputies. All appointments to the Board shall be subject to the confirmation of the General Convention. (c) The Members shall serve terms beginning with the adjournment of the meeting of the General Convention at which their appointments are confirmed, and ending with the adjournment of the second regular meeting thereafter. The members shall not serve successive terms. (d) At each regular meeting of the General Convention one-half of the membership shall be appointed to serve full terms. (e) Vacancies shall be filled by appointment by the Presiding Bishop or by the President of the House of Deputies, as appropriate. Such appointments shall be for the remaining unexpired portion of the members' terms, and, if a regular meeting of the General Convention intervenes, appointments for terms extending beyond such meetings shall be subject to confirmation of the General Convention. Members appointed to fill the vacancies shall not thereby be disqualified from appointment to full terms thereafter. Sec. 2. The duties of the Board shall be: (a) To oversee the Office for Transition Ministry. (b) To provide support for the training of bishops and diocesan personnel in the transition ministry processes. (c) To study the transition ministry needs and trends in the Episcopal Church and in other Christian bodies. (d) To issue and distribute such reports and information concerning transition ministry as it deems helpful to the Church. (e) To cooperate with the Centers for Mission and the other Boards, Commissions, and Agencies which are concerned with transition ministry, and particularly with the Executive Council. (f) To report on its work and the work of the Office for Transition Ministry at each regular meeting of the General Convention. (g) To report to the Executive Council annually as a part of its accountability to the Council for the funding which the Office for Transition Ministry receives. (h) To work in cooperation with the Church Center Staff. (i) To fulfill other responsibilities assigned to it by the General Convention.