Executive Committee

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is the Committee of Management of SACC.  Its powers, duties and composition are described in Clause 6 of the Constitution of The SA Council of Churches Inc.

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SACC Executive gathered on 30 January 2018 for an extended conversation in on SACC’s Core Purpose & Priorities, and the relationship of Member Churches towards one another through SACC. Some aspects that emerged for action during 2018 included:
i.    Discipleship – what it means for mission, for our lives together;
ii.    An occasion of repentance/forgiveness across the churches for times the behaviour over the centuries has not reflected Gospel values;
iii.    Whose is the voice that is asking the ecumenical question within each tradition? How am I/are we connecting with my/our church?
iv.    Process regarding appointments made by Member Churches to SACC (due mid-year)
In relation to staffing, the Executive Committee, in consultation with Geraldine Hawkes, took the decision in December 2017 to reduce the Ecumenical Facilitator/Executive Officer hours from 37½ to 30 hours a week during 2018 as a way of managing the current available financial resources while continuing to seek an increase in member church contributions. 
During February, the three other committees of SACC will gather to develop further their action which they commenced last year, including ecumenical partnerships in the mission of Christ, receptive ecumenism workshops, local ecumenism, ecumenical learning events & resources. A peace ‘expo’ is to be held on 23 September.  Other gatherings and resources, including with Leaders of Christian Churches SA, continue and details will be shared through e-news.
Your questions, comments and insights welcome! Contact Geraldine Hawkes, Ecumenical Facilitator sacc1@picknowl.com.au