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By Nathan Kirkpatrick
Can inexperience be a desirable quality in a candidate? In Would You Hire a Job Candidate with an Unconventional Background?, Nathan Kirkpatrick examines how we typically fill leadership roles in the Church, and asks us to consider the more unlikely candidate who may be able to do the truly transformative work we desire.
By Charis Bhagianathan
ECFVP Editor Charis Bhagianathan introduces the May 2018 issue of Vestry Papers featuring resources on clergy and lay transitions.
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 Sandra Montes
Sandra Montes comparte ejemplos de cómo las asociaciones en la diversidad pueden ayudar a nuestra Iglesia a crecer de manera significativa.
By Sandra Montes
Sandra Montes shares examples of how partnerships in diversity can help our Church grow in meaningful ways.
By Susan Elliott
Susan Elliott shares some key takeaways from two online discussions ECF facilitated with part-time clergy of small Episcopal congregations.
By Wanda R. Copeland
What is it like for a small church to carry out a successful capital campaign? Wanda Copeland shares the learnings from St. Matthews in Horseheads, NY.
By Rebecca Wellborn
Rebecca Wellborn writes about the significance of gathering rural church leaders and the difference it is making in communities across the Diocese of Dallas.
By Nancy Frausto
Nancy Frausto describes how this type of church perseveres against all odds because of people who are fiercely passionate about their church and neighborhood.
By Kelsey Schuster, Susan Daughtry and Karen Olson
Kelsey Schuster, Susan Daughtry and Karen Olson bring us news about the ECMN School for Formation, which is transforming small church communities.