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Does your congregation think about and talk about stewardship only during the annual funding campaign? If so, you’re missing year-round opportunities for formation. Not sure how to start? These two tools may help.
As a new rector in the 1990s, Janie Kirt Morris knew that she wanted a prayerful process for raising up healthy, faithful leaders for the congregation. She attended conferences and listened to wise observations from experienced lay and clergy leaders and over time created a process that has helped us at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Houston. Here are some of the tools she had developed - and refined - to help with the vestry discernment process.
Use these checklists, resources, and handouts that cover a transition from the announcement that the current clergy person is leaving through the call of his/her replacement.
Este recurso incluye una descripcion del trabajo para todos los miembros de la Junta Parroquial. También incluye descripciones específicas para el Guardián Mayor, el Guardián Menor, el tesorero y el secretario. Este recurso proviene de La Guía de Recursos para la Junta Parroquial, disponible por la Fundación de la Iglesia Episcopal. Si desea una copia de este recurso, póngase en contacto con Miguel Escobar - email@example.com.
This guide is for conducting effective mutual ministry reviews in ones congregation. It was collaboratively developed by the Episcopal Church Foundation, the Episcopal Church Centers Offices for Ministry Development and Deployment and many diocesan representatives.
When its time for vestry elections, do members know what the role requires? Use this sample job description as a basis for naming the responsibilities for vestry members in your congregation.
By Angela Emerson
Vestry planning calendars for managing operational aspects of the church efficiently, creating time for prayer, study and planning.
Clergy transitions in the life of a congregation can be, and usually are, full of anxiety and progressive steps. This visual map charts the journey of calling a new priest.