Vestry

When it's 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.
By Angela Emerson
Vestry planning calendars for managing operational aspects of the church efficiently, creating time for prayer, study and planning.
By Bob Schorr
Looking for ways to make your meetings more productive? Consider adopting the practice of using a consent agenda.
Do you know your congregation's statistics? Information is available: use this data to enhance your knowledge about your diocese, congregation, and local community.
Every vestry should establish written group norms and a vestry covenant. ECFVP offers examples from Episcopal congregations.
In this new era the vestry and all leader groups will seek to give the congregation the gift of missional leadership. The governance functions in this agenda are concentrated, allowing greater time for the development of an …
The vestry members of St. Mary's Mariposa, CA, snapped photos of their neighborhood as a way of "looking for God at work in our neighborhood and God's call to us as a parish."
A helpful outline that provides an overview of group development theory and how it can be used to create a well-functioning vestry.
ECF is sharing six valuable resources to help strengthen your leadership teams and get your Church in shape this New Year.
A short decommissioning service for retiring vestry members.