in Vestry Papers and filtered by Small Churches, Advocacy, Outreach + 4 other(s)
By Robin Hammeal-Urban
This article shares a model to help leaders manage change, be aware of their own feelings, and help parishioners address their own emotions to support health, wholeness and vitality for years to come.
By Heather Barta
A model being used in the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan helps lay leaders make the shift from full time clergy to working with part time or supply priests.
By Jan Henderson
During the time of clergy transition, the senior warden is responsible for leading the congregation in their search for a new rector. In “Leading through Transition,” senior warden Jan Henderson shares the process she and her vestry developed in their recent search for an interim rector.
By Beckett Stokes
Several small congregations in the Diocese of Colorado are growing and thriving as a result of their adoption of a shared leadership model.
By Linda Buskirk
Si su parroquia se pudiera personificar, ¿qué sería, misionera o visionaria?
By Linda Buskirk
When Christ Church in Pensacola began to think about their future, they engaged in a process of strategic thinking. Their goal was to identify their vision and their values, as well as some priorities for strategic action. Linda Buskirk shares their story – and the strategic solutions process – in “A Vision for Impact, Not Just Change.”
By Birdie Blake-Reid as told to Nancy Davidge
Our church is vibrant, alive, and very connected to our community, as well as to The Episcopal Church at the diocesan, provincial, and denominational levels. It hasn’t always been that way...
By Melanie Barnett Wright
Así que en St. Alban’s abrimos nuestros ojos para ver quiénes estaban necesitados a nuestro alrededor. Adoptamos esta declaración de misión: “Estamos llamados a ser las manos del Señor en este lugar, abiertas a todos, extendiéndolas a la comunidad y al mundo”.
By Anna Olson
Lo más difícil de ver es lo que tenemos delante de los ojos.
By Valerie Bailey Fischer
Un domingo saludé a una pareja cuando salía del servicio religioso de St. Elizabeth’s con su hijo recientemente bautizado. Ese servicio había sido especialmente difícil para los padres porque su hijo de casi un año de edad había causado unas cuantas perturbaciones.