in Vestry Papers and filtered by Outreach, Stewardship, Hospitality + 3 other(s)
By Steven Paulikas
A sound bath is a meditative practice that harnesses the healing potential of sound using both instruments and vocals. In Evensong Meets Healing Sound, Steven Paulikas describes how a unique and creative partnership has become a means for inviting strangers and friends into the love of Christ at his church.
By Jeannine Otis
Have we considered how welcoming our music ministry is? In Music That Builds Bridges, Jeannine Otis describes why it is so important to prioritize inclusive music – it enlivens worship, enhances our joy and builds bridges to strengthen our communities.
By Yein Kim
The Gathering, a ministry of The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, is a space for Asian Pacific American spirituality. In A New Gathering for Asian Pacific American Spirituality, the Rev. Yein Kim describes the ministry and how they were able to pivot during the pandemic, expanding their community online and their pool of resources, lifting up voices and serving those in this underrepresented yet vibrant community.
By Brian Baker
In the most ‘outside the church walls’ ministry I could find, the Rev. Brian Baker takes Christianity, fellowship and the love and understanding of Jesus Christ to the world of virtual reality at last year’s Burning Man Festival. In The Church Goes to Virtual Burning Man, he assures us that Jesus moves among us, even in cyberspace.
By Reagan Humber
This past year has been a lot about grief and loss. In Pitching Our Tent With God In the Pandemic, Reagan Humber shares his experience of being a pastor at House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado, and reveals the mercy, holiness and hope he encountered in these darkest days.
By Susan Elliott
How much has the pandemic altered how you worship and study and pray together? Possibly a whole lot. In Called To A New Land Susan Elliott interviews Julie Lytle who explains how being forced to rethink communications and community is a great and unexpected gift.
By Mark McKone-Sweet and Demetreus Gregg
What does faithful generosity look like during a pandemic? In Stewardship and Abundance During a Pandemic, Mark McKone-Sweet and Demetreus Gregg tell the story of St Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Poway, California, where the realities of this year were no match for the grace and generosity of God’s people.
By Linda Buskirk
Anyone in the church can confirm that stewardship is not a solo project. How do we mobilize and inspire stewardship volunteers and encourage collaboration? In Four Ideas for Stewardship Recruitment, Linda Buskirk shares practical ideas that will help transform stewardship ministry at your parish.
By Bill Cruse
Money is not the only currency your ministry requires. Are we considering what God’s currencies may be? In Creating Year-round Stewardship with Holy Currencies, Bill Cruse explains key learnings from Eric Law’s Holy Currencies: Six Blessings for Sustainable Missional Ministries and the Kaleidoscope Institute’s Stewardship365 curriculum.
By Bill Cruse
En el principio Dios creó todo. Y Dios vio que todo era bueno. ¡Y es bueno!