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1 POLICY NUMBER: POLICY TYPE: POLICY TITLE: Approved Program Core- March 5, 2004 Revisions - September, December May 2011 CMP CE1 MEANS CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Section 1- Intent 1.1 The Program Core Ministry is accountable for all aspects of the Christian Education ministry at Trinity United Church. 1.2 The implementation of this ministry will be the responsibility of the Christian Education Committee appointed by the Program Core Ministry and appropriate clergy 1.3 Trinity United Church s Mission Statement and Vision Goals, Core Values, and the United Church of Canada s Principles of Christian Education (Appendix A), all serve to direct the Christian Education Ministry at Trinity United Church. 1.4 This Policy is a strategy by which these statements of directional intent become fulfilled. Section 2- Operating Assumptions 2.1 Everything we do in a Christian community (teaching, proclaiming, healing, serving), teaches us about being a Christian community. This is to say that every interaction is a statement about what it means to live in a Christian community. As a result, we are all teachers and we are all learners. 2.2 While everything we do in community is a learning opportunity, this Policy directs the work of intentional Christian education, faith formation, and discipleship development at Trinity United Church. 2.3 The implementation of this Policy will lead to a seamless progression of Christian spiritual formation from birth through to adulthood. 2.4 The criteria for curricula selection will be based upon Principles of Christian Education as found in Appendix A. 2.5 This Policy engages professional ministry staff, support staff and volunteers equally, calling those to use their spirit-given gifts in service to this ministry. Section 3 - Christian Education Committee 1

2 3.1 Purpose: To implement the Christian Education Policy of Trinity United church. 3.2 Membership Minister responsible for Christian Education One member of Camp Hurlburt Association One member representing Sunday school Two to four representatives from the congregation. 3.3 Areas of Responsibility Baby Care Programming Sunday school Youth Groups Young Adults and Young Families Adult Study / Training/Retreats Resourcing Camp Hurlburt Vacation Bible Camp Collaboration with Camp Hurlburt leadership in determining spiritual themes for the summer camps 3.4 Accountability Members of this Committee must be knowledgeable about the Christian Education Policy and are accountable to the congregation through the Program Core Ministry. 3.5 Duties and Responsibilities Will meet monthly to discuss programs, coordinate activities and support one another Will meet with the Program Core twice a year. (May and November) and oftener if situations arise that require assistance or input from the Program Core Will resource the Christian education program for the Vacation Bible Camp at Camp Hurlburt and support Camp Hurlburt leadership and summer staff in determining the spiritual themes for the camps Will evaluate the various Christian education programs Will give recommendations to Program Core regarding the Christian education budget for each fiscal year by October Will encourage the development of programs for people of all ages to assist them in their faith development and spiritual growth Will assess new programs, courses, etc. related to Christian education that are suggested to them, to ensure that they meet the Christian Education Policy requirements Will be responsible for the selection of appropriate curricula for Sunday school Will ensure appropriate screening of all volunteers and staff working with children and youth Will develop, implement and oversee risk assessment strategies, based on *United Church standards, that will ensure a safe environment for all participants in Christian Education programs. (Added May 19, 2011) * Faithful Footsteps Screening Procedures for Positions of Trust and Authority in the United Church of Canada: A Handbook. and pamphlet A Tender Trust 2

3 Section 4 Components 4.1 Camp Hurlburt Camp Hurlburt operates under a variety of authorities- the British Columbia Camping Association, the British Columbia Conference of the United Church of Canada Outdoor Ministry and the Kamloops Okanagan Camping Committee. The Camp Hurlburt Association has responsibility for the day to day oversight of the camp operations and recommends policies and procedures for the operation of the camp. This includes the physical safety of the facility, maintenance, upgrades and rebuilding. Membership of the Camp Hurlburt Association includes representatives from both Trinity United Church and the community of Vernon. The role of the Christian Education Committee includes: Resourcing the program for the Vacation Bible Camp Determining the overall spiritual theme for the summer camps with Camp Hurlburt Association Supporting and advising the Camp Hurlburt summer staff regarding the delivery of programs of Christian faith formation. Developing strategies to bridge the Camp Hurlburt programs to the other children and youth programs at Trinity. Supporting the summer staff and junior counselors in their faith development. 4.2 Sunday school Trinity s core ministry with children is realized in the Sunday school program. Responsibilities of the Christian Education Committee include: The provision of a multiage program led by volunteers whose gifts are called to the ministry of Christian education, faith formation and mentoring. The provision of adequate space and resources to meet the needs of children and youth including a baby area, where parents can care for their infants or where qualified volunteers can care for the infants. The recruitment, training and support of Sunday school teachers 4.3 Youth Ministry The selection and purchase of the Sunday school curriculum. In addition to the Sunday school, youth will have opportunities to develop themselves emotionally and spiritually through participation in youth groups. The responsibilities of the Christian Education Committee 3

4 To provide adequate leadership for the various youth groups and their activities, ensuring recommended youth/leader ratios. Recruitment, training and support of leaders of the youth groups To be aware of needs of youth for pastoral care and mentoring and to find ways to meet those needs. To support opportunities for youth to learn about, develop and declare their discipleship of Jesus Christ through baptism and confirmation. To provide a safe and holy environment where youth cano Have fun o Discover and nurture their relationships with God and each other o Learn how their own sense of self connects with the world around them o Explore their own spirit given gifts and discern how God calls them to serve the world. o Grow as leaders and mentors for other children and youth. 4.4 Ministry with Families Ministry with young families has been identified as a priority within Trinity United Church. Events and activities which engage this group in social activities, mission work, spiritual nurture and community building are some of the ways to engage and support this group. The responsibility to support and encourage this ministry lies with the Christian Education Committee and appropriate clergy. 4.5 Ministry with Young Adults Ministry with young adults has a distinct importance within all ministries of Trinity United church. The Christian Education Committee, working with appropriate clergy, will ensure that programs and learning opportunities are provided that include and engage this particular component of our congregation. 4.6 Adult Education A variety of programs will be provided to enable adults to explore their faith, spiritual growth and discipleship. This may include scripture study, retreats, small group support, skills and leadership development. The Christian Education Committee, working with the Minister responsible for Christian Education, will be responsible for the implementation of these programs. 4.7 Infant and Toddler Care We recognize our commitment to provide quality care for our most vulnerable members- infants and toddlers. Volunteers and care providers for infants and toddlers will be screened. There will be a minimum of two volunteers in the infant and toddler care room. Youth are welcome to volunteer. Each youth helper must have successfully completed the baby sitting course. Each youth helper must be supervised by an adult. (Added December 2010) 4

5 APPENDIX A Mission Statement June 2007 Trinity United Church a community of faithful and nurturing disciples of Christ, exploring ancient wisdom and spiritual experience, to strengthen sacred relationship with self, others and all of Creation. Vision Goals- Trinity United Church Vision Goal 1: A Community of Faithful and Nurturing Disciples of Christ Responding to the gospel call of Christ to make disciples, it will be the goal of every mission group, every service group, and every social group to engage newcomers and long time members and friends in spiritual transformation. Using every medium of contemporary communication, we will become a stronger, sustainable community of disciples, calling others to join us on the path, discovering our gifts together, and using those gifts in service to the community and the world. Vision Goal 2: A fully Intergenerational Community Our mission strategy requires expanded programming, staffing and volunteer leadership so that children, youth and young adults are fully integrated into the worship, prayer and outreach ministries of the congregation, and adults and seniors are fully integrated into our ministry with children, youth, young adults and their families. Vision Goal 3: Sustainable Ministries With our current demographic profile, the physical condition of some of our facilities and the many requirements of our governance structure, Trinity s ministries are not sustainable. This mission strategy calls for population growth, capital re-development, and effective stewardship education to meet our core values. Core Values Compassion Inclusion Love Acceptance Discipleship Integrity Christian Leadership Sense of Humour Safety- emotional, spiritual, physical Respect 5

6 Principles of Christian Education-United Church of Canada The United Church of Canada s 38 th General Council Meeting, held in August 2003, wholeheartedly received a Christian Education Task Group report. Meeting in a decision-making commission, the council approved eight principles for faith formation and Christian education in pastoral charges or congregations. The principles state that faith formation and Christian education invite all people of all ages and stages to: Dynamic life-long learning Growth in a transforming relationship with God. Active engagement with the Christian story, past and present, and the formation of new stories of God with us Intentionally reflect upon God s presence in creation and work in partnership with God to reconcile and make new. Discover and celebrate their gifts and enable people for the tasks and expression of ministry. Form community relationships that are mutual, just, holistic, and cross-generational. Engage in endeavours that are mutual holistic and justice-seeking. Respond to an invitation for all people of all ages and stages to explore and grow in their relationship with God, as revealed through Jesus Christ, with the community of faith and with the world. Faithful Footsteps: Screening Procedures for Positions of Trust and Authority in the United Church of Canada: A Handbook A Tender Trust Helping Churches Provide Safe Service. 6

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