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Synod Major Strategic Review


The Major Strategic Review (MSR or Review) concluded in June 2016.

In May 2013, the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania Standing Committee was asked by the Synod in Council to undertake a major strategic review of the Synod to form a vision and plan for the future of the Church and undertake a holistic financial sustainability review to support that vision and plan.

The MSR team began its work in early 2014. For over two years the MSR team worked across the Synod prayerfully listening, worshiping, consulting, researching, analysing and discerning.

The outcome of the MSR is a strategy that supports a coordinated, intentional focus on mission – mission that encompasses the very nature of the Christian life in all its communal, liturgical, institutional, spiritual and service dimensions. The Synod is looking to change how we do things to lighten burdens, encourage proactive spiritual discernment in our councils and committees and reduce barriers so we may be freer to join in God’s mission.

The MSR team presented their final report to the June 2016 Synod. This report, along with other papers, reflections and resources published by the Review are available on the MSR Listening Post website.

A Strategic Review Implementation Team will be established to implement resolutions resulting from the MSR.

Please contact the Synod secretariat if you have any questions about the MSR or implementation work.​


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Write Major Strategic Review, 
Secretariat, 
130 Little Collins Street, 
Melbourne VIC 3000