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A Service of The Holy Eucharist and Healing A Ritual of Reconciliation developed as part of ‘Holy Conversations,’ a process developed in the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington to help congregations paralyzed by conflict, anger, grief, and/or fear begin the healing process necessary for them to live fully into their ministry.
Every parish has the potential of a devastating disaster. Are you prepared? These resources may help.
Gain insight into your leadership style with this resource. Can be used individually or as a group exercise.
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.
Is your congregation prepared for a crisis? Do you have a written, easy to access guide for dealing with a crisis? Are your staff and congregational leaders familiar with/trained to deal with a crisis should it arise?
Knowing where to turn for quality resources is important during times of tragedy or crisis. This short list includes resources designed for helping adults offer healing and comfort to children.
View a recording of the web conference Creating Strong Team Structure that provides steps and tools for developing a strong, committed, and productive team.
Resources on ECF Fellow Rosa Lindahl Mallow's innovative work in Florida to merge three very different congregations into one: large suburban, Latino storefront, and small financially struggling.
Many congregations recognize the Feast of St. Francis by offering some form of blessing of the animals. Here's a collection of resources from across the Episcopal Church.