The Transition Task Force was put in place January 2015. Here is some of the rationale presented at the November 2014 gathered Presbytery meeting.
“In recognition of our significant need to live into what it means to be interconnectional, a Task Force consisting of no less than 5 individuals will be assembled by the LTT. This Task Force will be comprised of both teaching and ruling elders from within the presbytery, be convened by the presbytery moderator and is to be supported by a yet to be determined part-time Executive Director. The LTT will develop the Executive Director job description, conduct a search and make a recommendation to presbytery. Primarily, the Task Force will be leading the presbytery in a period of intentional discernment through study, the fostering of deeper relationships and the demonstration of healthy patterns of communication between congregations and specialized ministries…
Joint responsibilities for this assembled group will include
(1) developing an overall plan for presbytery meetings, including worship
(2) supporting COM and providing assistance in its potential restructure
(3) supporting the Administrative Commission,
(4) initiating conversations with our member churches to determine needs, if any
(5) providing presbytery wide communication.
… The New Testament letter to the Hebrews (10:24-25) tells us: And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Let us live into these words as we prepare for this transitional time.”
The full summary is on the Presbytery website HERE.