The following resolutions on the work of the Strategic Planning Working Group were passed at the spring 2022 meeting of the Council of General Synod:

Strategic Planning Working Group, Transformational Aspirations
A Summary Of Resolutions – Council Of General Synod, March 12, 2022

Resolution
Be it resolved that the Council of General Synod affirm the five draft Transformational Aspirations as the guiding principles for the work of the Council and Office of the General Synod until the next session of General Synod. 

Resolution
Be it resolved that the General Secretary be asked to:

  • communicate the draft Aspirations across the church and invite ideas for tangible next steps; and
  • identify ways to use the draft Aspirations to guide the work of the Office of the General Synod.                                  

Resolution
Be it resolved that CoGS, through SPWG, use the next year to articulate an appropriate purpose and role for the Office of the General Synod, reflecting current and future contexts, based on the draft Transformational Aspirations and a new “Listening 2.0” process.

Resolution
Be it resolved that CoGS, in consultation with Sacred Circle, invite the whole church into a broad conversation on effective structures, governance and use of resources, leading to recommendations to the next session of General Synod.