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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.
Knowing where to turn for quality resources is important during times of tragedy or crisis. This short list includes resources designed for helping adults offer healing and comfort to children.
Muchas veces, miembros de la congregacion no entienden la conexión entre las finanzas de la congregación y sus varios ministerios.
En 2010, las oficinas del Ministerio Latino y la de Mayordomía del Centro de la Iglesia Episcopal realizaron una encuesta para determinar cuáles son las seis prácticas exitosas de la mayordomía.
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.
By Angela Emerson
Vestry planning calendars for managing operational aspects of the church efficiently, creating time for prayer, study and planning.
By Beau Surratt
A fun way to connect the missional objectives and activities of our congregation with our parishioners intentions for annual giving.
The most effective leaders have always created teams to work with and lead with them. Take Moses in the story of Exodus, or Jesus and the apostles in the New Testament, or Martin Luther King Jr. in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Our own ministries could be more rewarding if we intentionally structured better teams in all areas of church life.