filtered by Discernment, Leadership
By Dorothy Gibson with assistance from Barbara Larson
Given all that energy and the challenges of the time we live in, it feels like a good time to expand the opportunities for lay leadership beyond the church walls.
By Richelle Thompson
By John de Beer
How do you understand your purpose as a vestry member? How do you know what God wants of you during your term on the vestry – or in the rest of your life?
By Perry Fuller
The process of making such decisions have enormous capacity to bring together or tear apart vestries.
By Bruce A. Freeman
In Discernment in the Vestry Process, Bruce A. Freeman draws from personal experience to emphasize the importance of a careful, spiritual discernment process by and for congregational leaders to ensure the work of the church is relayed and continues without interruption.
By Nathan Kirkpatrick
This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of a design process for vestry retreats that will help you make the most of these investments.
By Rosa Lindahl
This webinar will explore how team discernment practices can help your congregation be more open and responsive to Gods call to mission and ministry.
By Jennifer LeBlanc
Does your church conduct a Spiritual Gifts Assessment for its parishioners? Jennifer LeBlanc shares the experience of her church’s spiritual gifts assessment in Spiritual Gifts.
This guide is for conducting effective mutual ministry reviews in ones congregation. It was collaboratively developed by the Episcopal Church Foundation, the Episcopal Church Centers Offices for Ministry Development and Deployment and many diocesan representatives.
By Janie Kirt Morris
Getting the right people on board is critical. Janie Kirt shows us the successful system she developed for “Build a Healthy Vestry." Available in Spanish.