Guidelines

1. Mission

  • Commissions shall be guided by the purposes stated in Article II of the PCCNA bylaws.
  • The purpose of commissions is to advance the kingdom of God, positively impact the cause of Christ and His Church in North America, and promote unity among people of the Spirit.

2. Origins

  • Divine initiative, visionary calling, passion, and obedience of faith - these will direct the genesis of new commissions, in contradistinction to committee action. We will ask, "What is God doing?" and follow Him.
  • A letter of request should be submitted to the PCCNA president and/or chairperson who shall seek Executive Committee (EC) approval to launch a new commission.
  • The letter shall include the following: a) the names of at least three committed individuals who will participate; b) determination of who is recommended to serve as chairperson, co-chairperson, and secretary of the commission; c) recommended commission vision, values, and mission statement; d) first year targeted goals; e) a statement of commitment that a core value of the commission is to do more than meet and generate written reports. "Demonstrating unity in the power of the Spirit" involves visionary faith and action.

3. Meetings

  • Commissions shall meet at least three times a year. One meeting shall be a site-meeting that shall occur during the PCCNA annual meeting.
  • Commissions shall present a written report to the EC and Board of Administration (BOA) during the annual meeting.
  • Meeting business may be conducted casual or formal (notes or minutes).

4. Leadership

  • The EC shall appoint or dismiss a chairperson. The chairperson shall: a) call meetings; b) set agendas; c) invite input from the PCCNA CEO, and communicate regularly with the same.
  • Commission participants shall select among themselves a co-chair and secretary.
  • No term limits shall be required of commission leadership.

5. Participation

  • Commissions shall make every effort to diversify, i.e., representation from Canada, Mexico, and the USA, and racial, age, and gender diversification.
  • At least the chair and co-chair shall be under the covering of PCCNA members in good standing, i.e., participation and annual contribution.

6. Funding

  • Commissions are encouraged to generate resources to assist with missional objectives.
  • If the commission chairperson does not have travel budget from his/her sponsor organization, PCCNA will provide a travel stipend for the annual site meeting.

7. Sunset Provision

  • To ensure relevance and forward momentum, each commission shall defend its right for existence to the EC three years following its origin, and every three years thereafter.
  • The BOA, acting under recommendation from the EC, has the right to terminate a commission by three-fourths majority vote at the annual Association business meeting.