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Role of Council

Connecting Resources with Ministry

The Toronto United Church Council works with the church community to connect resources with ministry.  Offering access to professional advice, financial support, and leadership development, Council helps our church address the social and spiritual challenges of the day.

Council provides professional advice by offering:

  • consulting services to congregations and Presbyteries for new member ministry, leadership training, community engagement, mission design, major transitions, building a culture of generosity, program and capital budgeting, planning and conducting financial appeals, and property management.

  • research services in support of church development including monitoring census data, demographic trends, and municipal land use plans; identifying capital and program funding sources; and interpreting architectural guidelines, funding policies, and government regulations.

  • consulting and technical assistance to United Church corporations (social services, camping, community outreach, and affordable housing) in order to improve their capacity building.

Council provides financial support by making available:

  • financing to congregations and United Church corporations for new construction, major repairs and renovations, accessibility retrofits, and energy efficiency upgrades.

  • ministry grants from its various endowments and restricted funds in support of social service ministries, camping programs, and congregational outreach activities.

Council provides leadership development by offering:

Council provides asset management by making available:

  • investment opportunities for individuals, congregations, and mission units to directly finance the work of the United Church through the Investing In Ministry Fund.

Learn more about Council and its ministry by reading our new brochure Connecting Resources with Ministry.


                                                                                                       

The Toronto United Church Council works with the church community to connect resources with ministry. Offering access to professional advice, financial support and leadership development, Council helps our church address the social and spiritual challenges of the day.