Governance Change Project

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  As you may be aware, LCAQD has initiated a governance review in support of the Strategic Charter, which commits the District to: “Ensuring effective governance, which includes equipping governance leaders, establishing succession planning and the ongoing review of District structures.” A number of workshops have occurred over 2017/18 resulting in a proposed model that was considered and supported by District Convention of Synod in June 2018. This strategic intent is the basis of what will be a transformational project in the life of the LCAQD. Why have a governance review? There are many reasons why the review was needed, including shifts in contemporary secular standards relating to efficiency, compliance, transparency, and accountability. The primary reason, however, is to ensure that the mission of the Church and its Charter and Values remain at the forefront of everything we do within this changing environment. The key elements therefore central to the proposed governance model are: The intention to collaborate on our shared mission across our communities, and this includes resources. The focus on “parish” collaboration where congregations, schools, aged care services, early childhood centres etc. all work together within parish areas as ministry communities. That this is a flexible program and an ongoing task. It was last done leading up to Union in 1966. What outcomes are going to be achieved? The project aim is to focus on developing an implementation plan to be presented to District Convention of Synod in 2019...  
Governance Change Project Committee Executive – Communique 2 Greetings to you in the Name of our Risen Lord, This is our next District Office "communique" regarding the Governance Change Project. The Project Committee has been working hard to establish the requirements for initiating and planning the project. I thank God for the various people who have already contributed to this important work in our Church. What has been done so far? ...    
  As you may recall, the LCAQD 2018 Synod approved the resolution to develop an implementation plan and other processes required to move to the proposed governance model. We continue to work towards preparing proposals for the 2019 District Synod. Three months into the governance change project, 44 people have been involved, representing staff, volunteers, congregations and agencies, and the governing bodies of LCAQD. Together we share a commitment to the following Governance Change Purpose Statement: This project exists to build a home for our church of the future that recognises and enables our participation in Christ’s mission of bringing God’s love into everyday life. In developing contemporary and agile governance, we recognise the maturity and experience of our Lutheran communities and agencies, and the part each plays working side by side in a healthy church.