The Presbytery meeting 13 February 2016 was held in St Andrew’s church hall in Cooma. Members of the Monaro Parish provided generous hospitality for the sixty or so Presbytery reps, ministry agents and visitors from the coast to the country areas of Canberra Region, who came along to participate in the morning gathering and afternoon meeting, some travelling from the early hours of the morning to get there on time.
The theme – marks of the movement: During 2015 the Presbytery conducted a well-being survey of our congregations using five marks of mission – 1. proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom 2. teaching, baptising and nurturing new believers 3. responding to human need in loving service 4. seeking to transform unjust structures in society 5. striving to safe guard the integrity of creation, sustaining and nurturing new life. Much of the discussion focussed on the well-being survey. Results of the survey were provided for each congregation via a USB memory stick for representatives to take back to their churches for discussion.