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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.
By John Maher
How does discipleship intersect with mission? In Transitioning to a Network of Missional Communities, John Maher shares his personal journey as a vicar, and his work with three missional communities to deepen the discipleship and mission focus of their members.
By Melissa Rau
Many vestries and leadership teams have their mission, core values and strategic planning process in place. But what’s next? In Setting Goals – Moving your Mission Forward, Melissa Rau lists seven concrete steps to turn your mission into action and achieve all your team goals.
By Brian Prior
Who is seated at our leadership table? And who isn’t? In How We Gather ’Round the Table, Bishop Brian Prior lifts up questions we should be examining every time our church teams meet together and explains the importance of shared collaborative leadership and healthy representation.
By Jenny Replogle
How can personality tests improve team dynamics and functioning? In The MBTI and Strong Vestry Teams, Jenny Replogle shares how the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can offer a lens for looking at the ways different people approach situations, and what gifts each person brings to the table, enabling vestries to work as a more self-aware and balanced team.
By Benge Ambrogi
With more churches choosing to come together in partnership and share resources, what implications does that have for leadership teams? In Church Partnerships and Collaborative Leadership, Benge Ambrogi brings his experience to questions around navigating the challenges and advantages of working together.
By Victor Conrado
On any vestry or bishops committee team, attention must be paid to duties, relationships and the personal needs of the team members. In Essentials for a Healthy Vestry Team, Victor Conrado details these functions and shares how they are critical to any good team dynamic.
By Diane Jardine Bruce
What are the essential elements required to function effectively as a vestry or bishop’s committee team? In There is No “I” in Team, Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce details goals, processes and difficult yet critical questions to consider when working together to ensure the best possible decisions are being made for all who are impacted.
By Charis Bhagianathan
Creating a healthy leadership team often starts by asking questions that may not sit comfortably with everyone. Are we setting measurable goals and holding ourselves accountable? Are we thinking about who is on our team and more importantly, who is not? Do we have a good balance of skills, gifts and personalities even if we aren’t always in agreement? In this issue, we address these questions and share ideas for creating and maintaining effective vestry teams.
By Victor Conrado
Los Equipos de liderazgo* en la Iglesia Episcopal son esenciales para el funcionamiento saludable de nuestras comunidades de fe.