November 14, 2017

5 Vestry Retreat Resources

This month we offer five resources to help your vestry, bishop’s committee, or other leadership group take a productive and life-giving retreat. Please share this digest with your parish leadership and extend an invitation to subscribe to ECF Vital Practices to receive Vestry Papers and the monthly digest.

1. The Vestry Goes on Retreat

The Vestry Goes on Retreat shares how retreats can be a time of fruitful work, relationship building and most importantly, honest conversations about the life and health of a church.

2. Key Elements of Identity for your Vestry Retreat

Key Elements of Identity for your Vestry Retreat explores why it’s important to take time for prayerfully affirming or discerning one or more of these key elements of your congregation’s identity: Ministry Strengths, Mission, Values and Vision.

3. Why Team Building Matters

Why Team Building Matters points to resources for how you might cultivate strengths in an annual retreat and your regular meetings.

4. Dots, Eventually

Dots, Eventually shares a methodology for leading a group, such as a vestry, to think strategically about priorities in the months ahead.

5. Bootstrap Your Vestry Retreat

Bootstrap Your Vestry Retreat shares an exercise that vestries can use for reflection, providing feedback, and nurturing growth.

Church Leadership Conference 2018

Have you registered for the 2018 Church Leadership Conference at Kanuga yet? Taking place March 2-4, 2018, the conference is an annual gathering of vestry members and congregational leaders for practical learning, reflection and formation. The theme for 2018 is Equipped for Every Good Work: Practical Tools for Tough Times. Register now!