That the Assembly resolve:
To encourage synods to enter into conversations with Congress that will lead to Memoranda of Understanding that spell out the mutual rights, obligations and responsibilities in those relationships.
Synods are committed to ensuring that Congress has as much control over its ministry as possible. This makes it very difficult for the Synods to know when they should intervene around financial, governance and staffing issues where there are clear difficulties. This proposal encourages the development of MoUs that will clarify the relationship between Synods and regional committees, and give Synods some certainty about their responsibilities in relation to congress.