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Clusters & Networks

What is a cluster? What is a network?

At the 43rd General Council 2018, clusters and networks were brought to the forefront.

Defining Clusters and Networks
Though you may interpret these in your own way, the Three Council Model remit (CRTG 3 in the GC42-2015 Record of Proceedings, page 239) defined them as

Clusters:
Local clusters of communities of faith that would provide community and support for communities of faith and their leaders, and focus on worship, mission, learning, collegiality, and strategic planning.

Networks:
Linking people working on specific issues (e.g. supportive housing, intercultural ministry, youth ministry) or for project work (e.g. event planning) that function through the whole church, depending on the issue.

These bodies are meant to bring people together around matters that are close to their heart in living out their faith in the world. There are many examples of clusters and networks already at work.

More information will be available soon.