in Vestry Papers and filtered by Change, Clergy Transition, Pastoral Care
By Susan Erdey
Susie Erdey explains why pledge transparency can only be beneficial to the life of both individual members and the parish as a whole.
By J. William Harkins, Ph.D., LMFT
J. William Harkins details different approaches to building resilience in the face of hardship.
By Miguel Escobar
Miguel Escobar shares a tool that helps vestries and other leadership groups think through the strengths and weaknesses of an idea as a team.
By Kimberlee Auletta and Sarah Kooperkamp
Kimberlee Auletta and Sarah Kooperkamp are co-Priests-in-charge at their parish and share how it allows for more time to truly live into their ministry and personal lives.
By Juan Carabaña
Juan Carabaña comparte cómo practicar el discipulado a menudo significa conocer a otros en lugares difíciles de dolor y necesidad.
By Juan Carabaña
Juan Carabaña shares how practicing discipleship often means meeting others in difficult places of pain and need.
By Greg Syler
With his own job about to change, Greg Syler explores what the role of a rector is from perceived expectations to the church-wide Canons.
By Donald V. Romanik
What will our Episcopal church look like in 100 years? Numbers and trends suggest a drastic makeover is in order. In New Leadership for a Changing Church, ECF President Donald V. Romanik, alerts us to the swiftly changing landscape, and shares how church leaders can work together to secure our future.
By Susan Tamborini Czolgosz
When should a congregation begin to think about planning for a clergy transition? Susan Tamborini Czolgosz’s “Transition Planning” provides a framework for shifting thinking about a clergy transition, recasting it as a natural part of our common life with a process that flows from – rather than interrupts – our living into all that God is calling us to be.
By Susan Elliott
For some congregations, transition means giving up the familiar structure of full-time clergy as well as their understanding of the way authority and tasks are distributed. Susan Elliott’s “From Challenge to Opportunity” shares the wisdom and experience of congregational and diocesan leaders who have made this change.