filtered by Vestry, Discernment
As a new rector in the 1990s, Janie Kirt Morris knew that she wanted a prayerful process for raising up healthy, faithful leaders for the congregation. She attended conferences and listened to wise observations from experienced lay and clergy leaders and over time created a process that has helped us at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Houston. Here are some of the tools she had developed - and refined - to help with the vestry discernment process.
By Anna B. Lange-Soto
El comité del obispo o la junta parroquial en las congregaciones hispanohablantes/bilingües tienen retos únicos. Anna B. Lange-Soto menciona algunos y nos da consejos para enfrentarlos y superarlos.
By Alissa Newton
Alissa Newton provides three ways to start thinking of vestry service as a vocation.
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.
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.
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.