filtered by Change, Leadership
By Richelle Thompson
Anyone who has played even a small role in congregational leadership knows that change comes glacially in most churches and waiting is part of the process.
By Linda Buskirk
When Christ Church in Pensacola began to think about their future, they engaged in a process of strategic thinking. Their goal was to identify their vision and their values, as well as some priorities for strategic action. Linda Buskirk shares their story – and the strategic solutions process – in “A Vision for Impact, Not Just Change.”
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?
¿Cuál es la diferencia entre la "misión" y la "visión" de una congregación? Esta conferencia web se centra en los principios básicos de un proceso de visión y planificación.
By Donald Romanik
How we are responding to the rapid pace of change throughout the Church and in the world around us, and how we can be proactively addressing it?
By Beckett Stokes
Several small congregations in the Diocese of Colorado are growing and thriving as a result of their adoption of a shared leadership model.
By Heather Barta
A model being used in the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan helps lay leaders make the shift from full time clergy to working with part time or supply priests.
By Robin Hammeal-Urban
This article shares a model to help leaders manage change, be aware of their own feelings, and help parishioners address their own emotions to support health, wholeness and vitality for years to come.
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...
By Hermano David Vryhof, SSJE
¿Cómo podemos formar comunidades sanas en la Iglesia, grupos que comparten una visión común y trabajan juntos en armonía para lograrlo? ¿Cómo podemos sobreponernos a la tentación de alinearnos los unos en contra de los otros y batallar acerca de los temas a tratarse hasta que un lado “gana”? Si la Iglesia es una comunidad caracterizada por el amor, algo que sin lugar a dudas Jesús deseaba que lo sea, ¿cómo podemos aprender a vivir y trabajar juntos en armonía para alcanzar un objetivo común?