WCRC Executive Committee met in Seoul

2018. május 17., csütörtök

The Executive Committee of the WCRC adopted a strategic plan to guide the work and witness of the organization through 2024. Representing Europe, Diána Erdélyi, ecumenical secretary of RCH, also attended the meeting.

The Presbyterian Church of Korea (PCK) and the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK) hosted the Executive Committee meeting of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) in Seoul, South Korea from 9-16 May 2018. Meeting under the theme, “Living God, renew and transform us,” the Council passed 72 actions, calling the Communion to engage in numerous activities throughout the world.

The approved strategic plan includes a new vision statement, an overarching goal, numerous objectives to reach the goal, and structures to implement the plan. In order to prioritize and effectively direct the organization’s work, the WCRC officers began a strategic planning process in December 2017. Based on the actions and spirit of the General Council, the creation of the plan included the participation of people from around the world, providing input through numerous “working groups” on specific issues and a “Mission and Vision: Widening the Circle” consultation, which raised voices that are outside the traditional centers of power.

The adopted Vision Statement is as follows:

The World Communion of Reformed Churches is called to communion and is committed to justice.

Through robust engagement with the Word of God and the call of the Holy Spirit, it is always being transformed as it strives for the full and just participation of all. In our diversity, we seek to be a living expression of “unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3).

We work to renew and restore the economy and the earth, so that all humanity and the whole of creation might live life in its fullness (Deuteronomy 30:19; John 10:10).

The overarching goal is:

By 2024, the World Communion of Reformed Churches will strive to be significantly strengthened and increasingly effective in living out God’s call to communion and commitment to justice. As a global Koinonia, we are marked by discerning, confessing, witnessing and being reformed together.

The World Communion of Reformed Churches, with all the partners God provides, serves its member churches and also works for the transformation of the whole world, which is so loved by God but still trapped by multiple injustices and death, having fallen among thieves (John 10:10).

As it strives to fulfil its vision, the World Communion of Reformed Churches works through two strategic trajectories:

·         Strengthening and deepening the Koinonia.

·         Growing and expanding its work for a greater global impact.

These strategic trajectories are applied through five interlocking dimensions:

·         Communion

·         Justice

·         Theology

·         Mission

·         Ecumenical Engagement and Inter-religious Cooperation.

Via: www.wcrc.ch

Edited by Priscilla Yang

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