filtered by Vestry, Prayer & Reflection
By Linda Buskirk
Teams that work well together understand that each member must respect the others’ opinions and priorities.
By James Koester, SSJE and R. Casey Shobe
Retreats can be an effective vehicle for renewing and refreshing a vestry. James Koester, SSJE and R. Casey Shobe share how a contemplative retreat can transform vestry leadership away from “crunching numbers, going over the budget, and micromanaging administrative details, into becoming a body of deeply formed and faithful Christian leaders.
By Colleen McMahon
Colleen McMahon shares the importance of prayer and spiritual practice for vestries. She warns about falling victim to the “Martha syndrome” - being consumed by the many worldly tasks vestry service presents, and in the process losing sight of what is most important – our relationship with God.
By Pat McCaughan
Be a non-anxious presence, especially in the midst of conflict.
By Linda Buskirk
How are you approaching your annual vestry meeting?
By Richelle Thompson
By Nathan E. Kirkpatrick
A vestry retreat, if planned thoughtfully, can be a time of fruitful work, relationship building and most importantly, honest conversations about the life and health of a church. In The Vestry Goes On Retreat, Nathan E. Kirkpatrick shares his thoughts on how to make the most of this invaluable time.
By Ann Hallisey
“The spiritual leadership of the parish is the rector’s job!”
By Lisa Kimball and Kyle Oliver
So your vestry has a handle on the financials. But how are you doing as leaders and stewards of your churchs faith formation ministries?
By Jeremiah Sierra