filtered by Vestry
By Anna Olson
Language, culture and age among other things can often be roadblocks in creating a truly diverse and vibrant vestry. In Building a Diverse Vestry, Anna Olson shares her experience of intentionally gathering a group of vestry leaders who truly represent the church and community.
By Donald Romanik
Vestry service brings with it a myriad of challenges. In 10 Mistakes Vestries Often Make, Donald Romanik lists common vestry pitfalls and ways to overcome them in order to be an effective and mission-focused team.
By Chris Holmes
What constitutes a life-giving and productive team? In Vestry As a Life-Giving Team, Chris Holmes explains the difference between a ‘group’ and ‘team’ and how an effective team and vestry doesn’t just come into existence – it requires careful planning, leadership development and intentionality.
By John Thompson-Quartey
What are qualities that are desirable in vestry members? In Listener, Trainer, Goal Setter, John Thompson-Quartey, provides traits to look for in team members who have at their core, a belief that they must constantly seek and serve God together.
By Charis Bhagianathan
An effective vestry functions like a well-oiled machine, all the parts contributing something essential and working together in harmony and unison. In this issue we share ideas to strengthen, diversify and build up your vestry team, to give you a strong start as new vestries come together at the beginning of the year.
By Annette Buchanan
When was the last time a delegation of 5 or more people from your church attended an event that addressed an area of vital importance to your congregation?
By Greg Syler
What is the core mission of the Body of Christ, and how is that showing up in our operational business model? How does that direct our budget?
By Greg Syler
How many committees should your church have? Two, I believe.
By Linda Buskirk
It’s Lent – a great time to start constructing your congregation’s annual giving campaign – and, no, not as part of your penance.
By Linda Puckett
Linda Puckett lists the primary responsibilities of anyone who is tasked with managing the finances of a church.