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Terence Corkin and Julia Wallace's The Church Guide for Making Decisions Together provides a step-by-step guide on how to create a new way of working together. Drawing on tried and tested processes, it advocates for a consensus building approach and showing people how it can work in their setting (local church or judicatory meetings). Readers will learn how to design a consensus building business process for their church meeting while still respecting the denominational and legal requirements under which they must operate.
For leaders, church board and committee members, and church members who reconigize there is something wrong with the present system, this guidebook is hopeful, inspiring, and practical.
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
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Terence Corkin is an ordained Minister of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA). Ordained in 1981 he has served two rural Parishes, as a Presbytery (similar to a Methodist District) Minister with responsibilities for pastoral care and strategic planning, and for 15 years as the General Secretary of the Assembly of the UCA. As the Chief Executive Officer of the national Council of his church Terence was responsible for running many large national meetings using the UCA consensus based approach to decision making.
Corkin has been engaged as a consultant in relation to alternative business procedures by the World Communion of Reformed Churches, including for its 2017 General Council meeting in Leipzig Germany. Terence is a member of the Executive of the Christian Conference of Asia. He is a graduate of the prestigious Australian Institute of Company Directors and a nationally accredited mediator with a focus on working with churches.Julia Kuhn Wallace is a layperson that has served on the staff of the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church. Her areas of expertise include: Mediating Church Disputes and Transforming Conflict; Assessing Congregational Vitality through Church Potential Studies; Choosing Viable Options for Declining Congregations; Leading Strategic Change and Visioning.
She has worked at all levels of the Church as well as denominational task forces and gatherings. She is a respected Presenter, Group Facilitator, Consultant and Missiologist.