Mission Center: The Episcopal Church: Partnerships

What is the purpose of a covenant committee?
In the words of Resolution A235a, the “purpose of the covenant committee is to establish and monitor the continuing relationship between the proposed province and [the EC]….”

In practice, covenant committees are appointed well before the General Convention acts to approve the withdrawal of the petitioning dioceses. The committee drafts the covenant document, or agreement, about the continuing relationship envisioned between the EC and the new church, then monitors the agreement on a periodic basis.

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