January 19, 2017

ECF’s 5 Things for Vestries to Start the Year Strong

Are you a vestry member or other church leader interested in practical, spiritually grounded resources for your congregation?

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This post introduces you to our digest for January, featuring 5 ways to help your newly forming vestry get off to a strong start.

1. Why Team Building Matters

What does a group need to be strong and successful? “Why Team Building Matters” shares resources for how you might cultivate strengths in an annual retreat and your regular meetings.

2. Commissioning New Parish Leaders

Commissioning New Parish Leaders” shares a simple liturgy that can be incorporated or adapted for use in your Sunday liturgy.

3. Senior Warden Ministry: Mission Impossible?

Senior Warden Ministry: Mission Impossible?” shares practical tips and considerations for those planning to serve as senior warden for their parish and rector.

4. Suggested Order of Meeting (for Vestry Meetings)

Suggested Order of Meeting (for Vestry Meetings)" shares a sample agenda that helps shift the vestry from governance functions to allow greater time for the formation, mission, and vision.

5. 2017 Church Leadership Conference

Kanuga and the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) have partnered to produce the Church Leadership Conference, bringing together some of the best resources for leadership, financial and strategic development.

The 2017 theme is Finding Your Place, with a keynote by the bestselling author and blogger Rachel Held Evans and workshops representing ECF, Episcopal Relief and Development, Forward Movement, Invite*Welcome*Connect, and the Center for Religion and the Environment at Sewanee.

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