in Vestry Papers and filtered by Christian Formation, Leadership
By Laurie Brock
Laurie Brock uses the story of Moses and his father-in-law to explain the importance of sharing responsibility and working together as an engaged community.
By Susan Pinkerton
Susan Pinkerton explains why a covenant, created and implemented together, is an essential tool for building trust and fostering community among team members.
By Miguel Escobar
Miguel Escobar offers ideas to help us become effective and thoughtful stewards of valuable time spent in service to the church.
By Nancy Frausto
Nancy Frausto describes how this type of church perseveres against all odds because of people who are fiercely passionate about their church and neighborhood.
By Kelsey Schuster, Susan Daughtry and Karen Olson
Kelsey Schuster, Susan Daughtry and Karen Olson bring us news about the ECMN School for Formation, which is transforming small church communities.
By Jay Sidebotham
Jay Sidebotham shares the role of leaders – both lay and clergy – in building more meaningful discipleship.
By Jade Mohorko Ortiz
Jade Mohorko Ortiz, shares her moving personal story of coming into the Episcopal Church, in which she learns the value of order and process, and more notably, a leadership system that is rooted in collaboration and respect.
By Jade Mohorko Ortiz
How did you learn about lay leadership and decision making in the Episcopal Church? In Trust the Process, Jade Mohorko Ortiz, shares her moving personal story of coming into the Episcopal Church, in which she learns the value of order and process, and more notably, a leadership system that is rooted in collaboration and respect.
By Bruce A. Freeman
In Discernment in the Vestry Process, Bruce A. Freeman draws from personal experience to emphasize the importance of a careful, spiritual discernment process by and for congregational leaders to ensure the work of the church is relayed and continues without interruption.
By Donald V. Romanik
What will our Episcopal church look like in 100 years? Numbers and trends suggest a drastic makeover is in order. In New Leadership for a Changing Church, ECF President Donald V. Romanik, alerts us to the swiftly changing landscape, and shares how church leaders can work together to secure our future.