The PMC

The PMC

The Parishes and Other Mission Agencies Commission (PMC) is one of five Commissions within the Anglican Church Southern Queensland. The PMC works in consultation with the Regional Bishops to increase the effectiveness of parishes and chaplaincies through research, strategic planning and associated policy development, resourcing and communication.

Strategic Plan

The PMC Strategic Plan (also referred to as ‘The Parish Growth Framework’) is conceptualised as three key pillars — Leadership, Strategy and Resources — with key building blocks underneath each pillar (as pictured below).

The PMC Strategic Plan is a vision for the longer term. The Plan will take time to implement, with the fruits expected to be seen gradually. Realisation of the Plan will take broad collaboration, imagination, creativity, and commitment.

Information about each building block can be found by clicking on the relevant building block. The information will be updated as work on each building block progresses.

LEADERSHIP

Leadership Development

Develop an integrated approach to growing ordinand and clergy leadership capability.

Ministry Review

Develop an integrated approach to clergy review and health.

STRATEGY

Parish
Diagnostics

Adopt an agreed approach to measuring parish health and discerning action.

Resource
Churches

Pilot the resource church model with 8-10 strategically-located parishes.

Specialist
Ministry

Develop flexible approaches to specialist ministry including ministry internships and role decentralisation.

Church
Planting

Define overall goals, priorities, agreed typology, method, and resourcing for church planting.

Ethnic
Congregations

Implement an approach to growing and developing ethnic congregations.

RESOURCES

Parish Health
Tools

Decide on a set of tools that assist parishes to measure health across key criteria.

Parish
Toolkit

Develop a braod set of resources relating to key areas of parish ministry.

Grants for
Growth

Explore potential for establishing grants to parishes for growth initiatives.

Network of
Advisers

Develop an informal network of advisers in key areas relating to parish ministry.

PMC
Members

 

The PMC meets formally as a Commission approximately five times per year and membership of the Commission includes:

  • the Archbishop
  • the Chairperson
  • the Regional Bishops
  • Archdeacons
  • six lay members (two from each region); and
  • the Executive Director of the PMC.
The operations of the PMC are carried out by a team of staff.

Commission members collaborating at a PMC Strategic Planning Day in February 2020