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Whats holding us back from sharing our faith stories? And, more importantly, what can each of us do to change this?
By Tyler D. Schleicher
If parishioners give electronically, how will their offerings get blessed? "I give electronically" cards may be the answer.
Formación de equipos fuertes: Una herramienta para identificar cinco áreas de disfunción comunes y m
La asesora de ECF Vital Teams Rosa Lindahl cree que la capacidad de un equipo de liderazgo de avanzar hacia el futuro depende de su habilidad de funcionar de maneras efectivas. ¿Qué podemos hacer nosotros, como líderes de feligresías, para hablar más abierta y honestamente sobre las maneras en que las relaciones entre nosotros podrían reforzarse y profundizarse?
By Bob Schorr
Looking for ways to make your meetings more productive? Consider adopting the practice of using a consent agenda.
Links to free Advent resources, calendars and devotions, reflections; St. Nicholas Day; and preparing for Christmas visitors at your church.
Does your congregation think about and talk about stewardship only during the annual funding campaign? If so, you’re missing year-round opportunities for formation. Not sure how to start? These two tools may help.
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.