United Reformed Church

Church Life Review Group

Below you can find papers and reports produced by the Church Life Review Group for the latest meeting.  The CLRG reports from the previous meetings are also available for download.

The Church Life Review Group was set up in 2020 to review the life, structures, resources and work of the URC to enable a faithful response to the challenges presented in Paper A1 Toward the Future of the URC. This paper reflected that the pandemic has become a moment that has revealed strengths, weaknesses and possibilities in the life of the church we maybe were not aware of.

The CLR Group is now moving into its second design phase, with the formation of three Task Groups that will help design future arrangements for support services, paid lay ministries, and financial and legal systems.

The task groups will be responsible for:

  • Identifying/designing options for future ways of operating relevant to their group’s remit
  • Undertaking feasibility studies for possible models
  • Testing models against the values and principles agreed by General Assembly
  • Consulting widely upon potential changes
  • Producing recommendations for General Assembly in 2025

Church Life Review Group Meeting 24 January 2024

Church Life Review Group Papers 2024

Role Descriptions

The closing date for all Task Group applications is 12 February 2024

Nominations Committee

Church Life Review Webinar

The United Reformed Church General Secretariat will be hosting a webinar about the Church Life Review on 24 January 2024 at 7.30pm.

The purpose of the session is to outline key pieces of work and roles which will be instrumental in affecting change and supporting the next phase of the review.

During the webinar, the General Secretariat will be able to provide fuller details about the key volunteer posts to be filled, outline the tasks required to be carried out, and answer any queries. So, if you are interested in learning more about the next phase of the Church Life Review or you think you might be able to play a part in the next interesting step on URC’s the journey of change, then do come along.

Zoom Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 895 3495 8744
Passcode: 240124

Church Life Review Group Papers from Previous Years

Church Life Review Group - financial information webinar from MKS

The United Reformed Church has lacked good quality, consolidated, and comparable financial information across its Synods and General Assembly with which to take decisions for its future.

The Church Life Review Group, General Secretary, and Chief Financial Officer selected Moore Kingston Smith (Non-profit Advisory) to collect information from URC Synods and then to consolidate this information for the CLRG.

This webinar provides an understanding of the work that MKS has carried out on behalf of the Church Life Review Group.

For a full list of papers being presented at this year’s General Assembly, visit GA2023

Read the latest Church Life Review News

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