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Attend Households

Bishop Tom and ClergyThe Clergy in whose parish or area the House is situated would be requested to give his or her support to the formation of Houses there. One cleric might have oversight of up to ten Houses of Faith when there is no institutional church in an area. They will generally not attend Houses once they are formed except to celebrate a communion service perhaps one week in four. If problems arise, the clergy in consultation with the bishop may name a new leader, host or location or set up another mechanism for resolution of a dispute or when absolutely necessary close the house altogether.✞

Equipping Role

Clergyman CollarThe clergy's role is to equip the leaders, train up new leaders and retain personal oversight of the houses. Each House will register with its parish and diocesan affiliation. The clergy and his or her family could be part of a house of faith themselves but not take leadership there. Leaders would be selected and supported by the clergy who will meet with them on a regular monthly basis to talk about the house activities.✞

"House Clergy Role"
by Ron Meacock © 2018

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