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By Donald Romanik
Si bien la ECF proporciona un sinnúmero de herramientas y recursos para líderes parroquiales, especialmente para juntas parroquiales, pensé que sería útil expresar cinco ideas que pueden hacer que su junta parroquial sea menos transaccional y más transformativa.
By Caleb Tabor
Diversity is a quality that vestries must seek out. In Multiculturalism: It’s Not Optional, Caleb Tabor tells us why a multicultural vestry is a requirement if we are to embody and live as Jesus’ disciples in this world.
By Beth Hunt
What does it look like when a vestry puts prayer, fellowship and spiritual discernment first? In Into the Heart of God, Beth Hunt shares her experience of vestry service at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Huntersville, NC and how it’s been the most spiritually rewarding thing she’s ever done.
By Meredith Rogers
How can a vestry be transformational in its relationships, particularly with young people in the church? In An Open Letter to Vestry Members From a Youth Minister, Meredith Rogers appeals to church leaders to show up for their youth and children.
By Donald Romanik
Does being on the vestry often feel overwhelming or uninspiring? In Five Ways to Become a Transformational Vestry, Donald Romanik lists ideas to make vestry service less transactional and tiresome, instead making it more transformational and fulfilling.
By Charis Bhagianathan
In this issue, we share ideas and practices to start the year with open minds and hearts that are ever transforming, going where the Spirit is leading.
By Diane Jardine Bruce
How does change affect finances and budgeting? In Why Budget?, Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce shares two budgeting techniques to help craft budgets that are mission-aligned, but also flexible enough to accommodate changing circumstances.
By Anne Vickers
What role does financial strategy play in strategic visioning? In Through All Kinds of Weather, Anne Vickers shares the Episcopal Church’s unique five-step system of integrated support to transform us into mission-driven, financially-secure and sustainable congregations.
By Isaac Everett
What do millennials need from the church? In Intentional Community, Isaac Everett explores a very real crisis that many young people have been thrust into – the lack of affordable housing, and offers hope and ideas for what the Church can do to create meaningful community for young people.
By Jason Merritt
Reaching millennials, bringing them into church life and retaining them is something many congregations have struggled with. In Engaging Millennials, Jason Merritt shares ideas on how to listen, learn and be present to build trust and have fruitful relationships with this frequently stereotyped group.