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THE SYNOD SECRETARIAT

The Synod Secretariat of Believers Eastern Church is the central office for the universal governance of the church. Located in Thiruvalla, India, it houses the offices, commissions, boards and departments that serve the dioceses and parishes. It is the regular meeting place for the gatherings of both The Synod and the Conference of Bishops.

The Synod Secretariat consists of various commissions, boards and departments to assist The Synod and dioceses to effectively administrate and fulfil the mission of the church. Some are temporary, but the longstanding organization consists of:

THE OFFICE OF THE METROPOLITAN

The Office of the Metropolitan assists the Metropolitan in carrying out his pastoral leadership and service to the church at large and The Synod.

THE COMMISSION FOR WORSHIP, SACRAMENT AND LITURGY

The Commission for Worship, Sacrament and Liturgy promotes and regulates the liturgical and sacramental life of the church.

THE BOARD OF THEOLOGICAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION

The Board of Theological Training and Education oversees the seminaries, curriculum and ongoing training for leaders, clergy, lay workers and members of the church.

THE COMMISSION FOR SPIRITUAL CARE AND FORMATION

The Commission for Spiritual Care and Formation oversees the spiritual development of the leadership, congregations, institutes and members of the church. It oversees the following departments:

  • Department of Clergy Care and Development
  • Department of Care and Development for the Laity
  • Department of Sunday School and Children
  • Department of Youth and Men’s Fellowship
  • Department of Women’s Fellowship
  • Department of Religious Orders

THE COMMISSION FOR SOCIAL COMMUNICATION

The Commission for Social Communication oversees communications and media-based ministries of the church that serve the larger general public. It also consists of:

  • Publications and Literature Department
  • Department for Media Communication

THE COMMISSION FOR WORLD MISSION

The Commission for World Mission oversees the church ministries in fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.

THE COMMISSION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The Commission for Community Development oversees the ministries that serve the poor and marginalized. It also consists of the Board of Education, Health and Social Empowerment.

THE COMMISSION FOR GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

The Commission for General Administration oversees and regulates the financial, legal and administrative aspects of the church. It consists of:

  • Finance and Audit Board
  • Department of Human Resource Management and Development
  • Board of Property and Legal Matters

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