filtered by Conflict, Vestry
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 Nancy Davidge
Highly functioning, fruitful vestries are built on transparency and respect.
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 Ward Richards
Conflict. It’s inevitable. It occurs every day, in every facet of our lives.
By Peggy Treadwell
The greatest gift vestry members can give their churches is creative, positive challenge and support of their rector(s).
By Sandra Montes y Juan Angel Monge
Este webinario se concentra en los principios generales de liderar un proceso de cambio con efectividad y en las mejores prácticas para hacerlo.
By Donald Peeler
It is truly unfortunate when a vestry gathers in retreat to address only the mundane business that confronts every parish.
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 Bob Schorr
Could the way you run your meetings be keeping people away from leadership positions? Many of us have sat through meetings that drone on and one, spending valuable time dealing with routine reports or rehashing business from earlier meetings. To help congregational leaders break that cycle, Bob Schorr offers “The Consent Agenda: More Efficient Meetings.”
When its time for vestry elections, do members know what the role requires? Use this sample job description as a basis for naming the responsibilities for vestry members in your congregation.