M&P Committees are required by the by-laws of The United Church of Canada under every model of church governance. The United Church Manual sets out specific requirements and responsibilities for members of the M&P Committee.
In support of BUC’s mission, the M&P Committee oversees relationships within the pastoral charge ministry, particularly the roles and functions of paid leaders and employees (such as the church secretary and custodial staff). The M&P Committee may also assist Council in supporting those in volunteer roles.
It has a dual role: it is consultative and supportive; it acts as a liaison between BUC staff and the congregation. The work of M&P is focused on supporting and maintaining an open and healthy relationship between staff and members of the congregation.