filtered by Conflict, Change
By Birdie Blake-Reid as told to Nancy Davidge
Our church is vibrant, alive, and very connected to our community, as well as to The Episcopal Church at the diocesan, provincial, and denominational levels. It hasn’t always been that way...
ECF Vital Teams consultant Rosa Lindahl believes a leadership team’s capacity to move into the future depends on its ability to function effectively. What can we, as congregational leaders, do to discuss more openly and honestly the ways in which our relationships with each other could be strengthened and built up?
By Ken Howard
A juzgar por lo que me dicen otros sacerdotes, creo que no se puede decir que las reuniones de las juntas parroquiales son divertidas. Y por los comentarios que oigo de los laicos en reuniones diocesanas, a los feligreses muy rara vez los llena de gozo la idea de asistir a esas reuniones. Eso probablemente explica los ojos en blanco que recibo a menudo cuando les digo que espero con gusto las reuniones de la junta parroquial de la Iglesia Episcopal St. Nicholas de Germantown, Maryland. ¿Qué hace que nuestra experiencia sea diferente?
By Ken Howard
Ken Howard serves a congregation that attributes its health to its practice of “being church first, do church second.” In “Vestry as Body of Christ”, Ken shares how this understanding plays out in the structure and processes of St. Nicholas’ vestry.
By Peggy Treadwell
The greatest gift vestry members can give their churches is creative, positive challenge and support of their rector(s).
By Ward Richards
Conflict. It’s inevitable. It occurs every day, in every facet of our lives.
By Nancy Davidge
Highly functioning, fruitful vestries are built on transparency and respect.