October 19, 2016
Vital Practices Digest: 5 Vestry Retreat Resources
In the October Vital Practices Digest, we offer 5 resources for planning a spirit-filled retreat for your vestry or other leadership team, with the 5th a resource to help establish year-round stewardship in your congregation.
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“Making the Most of Your Vestry Retreat” provides an overview of a design process for a vestry retreat that will help you make the most of your time together, from crafting goals to using retreat feedback as a model for evaluation.
“Come Away and Rest Awhile” invites congregational leaders to consider a retreat as a vehicle to help transform a vestry into a formed and faithful body of Christian leaders.
“Value One Another (Vestry Retreat)” shares an activity that works to build greater understanding and trust among a team.
“Break with Purpose: How to Make the Most of your Next Meeting” shares how leaders can use breaks not only to give an energy boost, but also as time for cultivating relationships and team building.
THIS MONTH IN YEAR-ROUND STEWARDSHIP
“Stewardship: More Than an Annual Campaign” shares approaches and strategies for developing a congregational culture built on the belief that God will use the gifts of the people to do “more than all we can ask or imagine.”