That this National Executive Council approve recommendations (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f) on page 7 of the Funding Strategy Unit response to the Continuity and Planning Study, which read:
a) That there be a Stewardship/Financial Development Committee of General Synod. This committee would replace the present Funding Strategy Unit.
b) That there be clear liaison through staff between the Stewardship/Financial Development Committee and the Long Range Planning, Administration and Finance, and Program Committees so that the financial development implications of national goals and objectives can be factored into their deliberations.
c) That there be a Stewardship/Financial Development office of the General Synod Program Division with a Director responsible to the Executive Director of Program and that this office's activity be given comparable status with the other Program offices.
d) That there be close liaison between the Stewardship/Financial Development office and other staff offices dealing with Evangelism, Mission, Christian Education, and Social Action.
e) That the Stewardship/Financial Development office be strengthened with additional staff. (In 1986 the approximate cost of this will be $63,000.) Further staff additions may be required as the program develops.
f) That the Stewardship/Financial Development office develop and test models of financial development programs to share with dioceses and parishes on request.
g) That the Church at the national level give leadership, training and resources to help dioceses and parishes implement specific programs of financial development. CARRIED
See also companion resolution [off 994] on p. 7 entitled "Funding Strategy Unit".