At General Convention this past July "structural change" was a keyword or trending topic. Resolutions were passed to encourage the Episcopal Church to look into selling its property in NYC, to found a task force on structural reform (Nominations to the task force are open here until August 23rd), and the structure of the budget was re-written around the Anglican 5 Marks of Mission.
The resolutions voted on by deputies we sent to General Convention are now being lived into in visible, tangible ways. The Episcopal Church office of Public Affairs released an article last Wednesday called "Transitions for Episcopal Church, DFMS staff" which delineates the structural changes that are in process. Offices are moving. 10.25 Jobs have been eliminated, other jobs are being re-envisioned. A development office is being built. TEC is talking with other denominations and organizations about the potential for space and staff sharing.
“We have been reviewing and talking about seriously redesigning what we, as a staff, do" said TEC's Chief operating Officer, Bishop Stacy Sauls. “The whole Church is being called to restructure for mission. We as the DFMS staff must engage this work faithfully.”
Read the full article for the details on what is changing at 815.