in Vestry Papers and filtered by Christian Formation, Administration, Prayer
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 Jay Sidebotham
Building up leaders who can get people moving and create a culture of discipleship in their communities requires intentional work. In Leading for Discipleship, Jay Sidebotham explains how important it is for leaders to be committed to discipleship to be able to propel their congregations forward on this important journey.
By Linda Puckett
Linda Puckett lists the primary responsibilities of anyone who is tasked with managing the finances of a church.
Brendan OSullivan Hale shares important lessons on how we should talk about money in the church.
By Randy Ferebee
Randy Ferebee reminds us that while the vestry is responsible for practical governance it helps to keep processes as simple and useful as possible.
By Sandra T. Montes
Sandra Montes encourages us to practice awareness and gratefulness for the present, while planning for the future.
By Jerry Keucher
Jerry Keucher provides key questions to consider before renting out space and shares a tool to determine what it costs to operate and how much to charge.
By Kimberlee Auletta and Sarah Kooperkamp
Kimberlee Auletta and Sarah Kooperkamp are co-Priests-in-charge at their parish and share how it allows for more time to truly live into their ministry and personal lives.
By Martha Goodwill
Martha Goodwill shares some benefits churches can have through their diocese, like being a part of a strong peer network and learning from each other’s best practices.
By Jay Sidebotham
Jay Sidebotham shares the role of leaders – both lay and clergy – in building more meaningful discipleship.