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By Rebecca Hendricks
The Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon provide the option of an all-church vestry.
By Jim Lemler
We sing about it. We hear about it, and we pray about it...the firm foundation on which our faith rests. However, at this moment there is some significant seismic activity.
By Gay C. Jennings
In 2006, a major study of the state of wellness of Episcopal clergy was conducted by CREDO Institute.
By Bronwyn Clark Skov
1 The Bible - Helping to lead a congregation comes from the heart, mind and spirit, so read the Bible to stay centered in your faith.
By Donald Romanik
So you’ve just been elected a warden in your parish. You may be thinking: What now?
By Lindsay Hardin Freeman
We asked two questions from rectors of Consortium congregations: What are five best traits in a warden? What would you like your warden(s) to know, but that is hard to articulate face-to-face?
By Loren Mead
I’ve often wondered — are good vestry members just born that way, or are they people who take on the job and grow into it?
By Ellen Bruckner
About twenty-five years ago, I began my leadership journey as an elected vestry person in my current congregation, Christ Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
By Michael Hanley
It’s a standard joke. The bishop and the parish priest are in the sacristy just before the start of the service marking the bishop’s visitation to the congregation.
By Leonard Freeman
John Coburn, former bishop of Massachusetts and former president of the House of Deputies, once remarked that he liked to keep the canons of the church “behind” him for support but “not in front” of him as an impediment.