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Links to free Advent resources, calendars and devotions, reflections; St. Nicholas Day; and preparing for Christmas visitors at your church.
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 atmosphere of discipleship formation in the church so that the people will be equipped to serve the world in the Name of Christ.
A helpful outline that provides an overview of group development theory and how it can be used to create a well-functioning vestry.
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.
View a recording of the web conference Creating Strong Team Structure that provides steps and tools for developing a strong, committed, and productive team.
DayPack is a free tool from the American Bible Society that makes it easy for churches to schedule and send a week’s worth of Biblical passages by text message.
When submitting news or stories from your congregation to the media, follow industry standards by organizing your information using a press release template.
The Episcopal Church's Standing Commission on Communication and Information Technology has created ChurchTools.org, a website to provide valuable resources, how-to videos, links, and an online community of helpful people to meet the goal of launching a website for each of the 6,800 Episcopal Church congregations around the world.
Video is one of the best ways to share your story. This resource from the ECF Consortium of Consultants shows how congregations are creating and using video.
A practical guide on how Christian Formation in the Episcopal Church will be impacted by technology over the next ten years.