filtered by Leadership, Hospitality, Pastoral Care
By Charles Graves
Millennials have grown used to portrayals as phone-connected, disbelieving, libertine, avocado toast-eaters. Such statements are usually followed by hand-wringing pleas for more young people in the pews. As a group, we crave a church that is “Loving, Liberating and Life-Giving”. We believe in justice because we are Christians and because of our Episcopal faith. We need the Church to meet us on those grounds with relationship and understanding.
By Maria Bautista Vargas
Maria Bautista Vargas is privileged to have been supported in the church and connected to transformative leadership opportunities, but recognizes that there are many other young adults without such opportunities. Which is a shame, because in her experience young adults are eager and hungry to serve!
David Patiño and Atticus Zavaletta share their experiences as young trans people of faith and the gifts of Trans/Queer leadership.
By Nelson Serrano
Soy un joven-adulto colombiano de 31 años y diácono en transición, llamado a vivir y servir en la diversidad.
By Nicole Foster, Colin Chapman, Hershey Mallette Stephens
Why is it important to place millennials in positions of leadership and decision-making in our church? In Millennials in Leadership, Nicole Foster, Colin Chapman and Hershey Mallette Stephens share the challenges of their generation and why we need more voices like theirs to strengthen and invigorate our church and future.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
A member of the congregation asked if we might have pronoun buttons made for folks to wear in church -- simple pin buttons that would identify the pronouns with which people identify, such as he or she or they.
By Anne Vickers
What inspires congregations to make sound financial management a priority?
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
Truth be told, it’s possible to participate in the Sunday morning exchange of greetings and coffee hour fellowship, even the occasional potluck suppers, without ever going deep enough into a conversation with someone to know if they are struggling to give care to a family member or have declined into dementia themselves.
By Greg Syler
Instead of a Top Ten list for things to do or think about as a Vestry leader, Im more concerned with ways in which vestry service helps individuals thrive and a congregational culture take off. Heres my Top Ten list of ways to thrive as a vestry leader.
By Charles Fisher
A great way to deal with anxiety is to bring it into the open - expect anxiety, and ensure concerns and ideas continue to be heard.