filtered by Vestry
By Denis C. Brunelle
Allow me to tell you about a member of a parish where I was rector. He was a man who possessed incredible faith.
By Neal O. Michell
Ugh. How many vestry meetings have you attended that went late into the night? The later the time the longer the meeting drags on.
By ECF, Consortium of Endowed Parishes, Episcopal Church Center
What makes for a good meeting? What are your hopes and expectations?
By Jay Nord
Question: What are five best traits for a rector to have? How about: inspirational, organized, a great multi-tasker, outstanding people skills, and a good delegator? And underscore that with humility.
By Diocese of Washington
“Warden” means “steward” or “guardian,” and wardens are the chief stewards and servants of their congregations.
By Randy Ferebee and Alan Akridge
Why do so many vestries go on retreats? Why do they clear their busy calendars and make such time a priority for the health of their congregation?
By Donald Peeler
It is truly unfortunate when a vestry gathers in retreat to address only the mundane business that confronts every parish.
By Barbara Bartocci
One day before Christmas, my four-year-old grandson Danny was acting particularly obstreperous. His exasperated mother finally said, “Danny, settle down and behave or Santa’s going to bring you rocks and sticks.” Danny’s eyes lit up. “Goody! I like rocks and sticks!”
By Loren Mead
“I really had a bad experience my first time on the vestry,” Anne said to me. Of course that upset me — in my years as a pastor I really did all I could, especially with my senior warden, to make our work as a vestry EFFECTIVE, first, but also enjoyable. Indeed, I hoped vestry persons would have some fun.
By Lynn Gosnell
The way Martha Steves, former senior warden and current vestry member explains it, the work of St. Mark’s vestry in San Antonio, Texas, has undergone a gradual yet fully transformative shift.