Superintendents Letter - 23rd September 2020
This weeks letter comes following our Circuit Assembly this past Saturday, the 19th, at which the morning was spent discussing how we might move forward as a circuit with the challenges we are currently facing.
Dear sisters and brothers and trustees of the Birmingham Methodist Circuit,
As those trustees present on Saturday will have heard, during the course of this year, the Circuit have been giving thought to our annual financial deficits which will mean that in around five years time we will run out of reserves and without enough money to sustain the Circuit as it is currently funded. We are also aware that after coming together in 2011, it is time for us to reflect on the life of our Circuit and undergo a Strategic Review. The hope is that this will not just be about managing financial difficulty and decline, but will provide opportunity to enable mission and ministry to flourish and new opportunities to be grasped.
We have enlisted the help of Rob Legge, an experienced charity sector director and consultant who works extensively with the Birmingham Voluntary Sector Council and who assisted us on Saturday. Rob has led our Circuit Strategy consultations with members of the Circuit Leadership Team, Ministers and Circuit Assembly, and helped prepare our consultation with our Lay employees.
Following our Circuit Assembly last Saturday, we would now like to extend the Circuit Strategy consultation to all our churches, projects, schools and chaplaincies. Please follow this link or see the document attached to download the questions we would like Church Councils to consider and send their feedback to by 1st December.
This document will also be circulated in our weekly email later on today and will be posted to those trustees who are not on email.
We look forward to receiving your responses as we journey together in Christ.
Yours in Christ,
Alison, Neil and Nick
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