in All and filtered by Communications, Vestry, Mission
By Richelle Thompson
Richelle Thompson shares the story of Graeter’s ice cream’s copy editing error to make a valuable pint, uh, point, that we are quick to cast blame and slow to extend grace. This company’s act of Christian charity is an example of humility for all of us members of the “gotcha!” culture.
By Steve Follos
In this webinar, we will discuss the types of extension ministries that congregations are taking part in and the actions that church leaders need to consider when adding these types of arrangements.
By Alan Yarborough
Alan Yarborough asks whether the Episcopal Church has what it takes to heal the political divide in this country. He posits that the Church has the space, staff, systems and stuff required to do so.
By Cathy Hornberger
This month we offer five resources to help your congregation with communication challenges.
By Jason Merritt
Reaching millennials, bringing them into church life and retaining them is something many congregations have struggled with. In Engaging Millennials, Jason Merritt shares ideas on how to listen, learn and be present to build trust and have fruitful relationships with this frequently stereotyped group.
By Annette Buchanan
Obviously, whatever we think we cannot live without is where we should spend our time and treasure. Experience shows that problems arise when these areas are not nurtured.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
Truth be told, it’s possible to participate in the Sunday morning exchange of greetings and coffee hour fellowship, even the occasional potluck suppers, without ever going deep enough into a conversation with someone to know if they are struggling to give care to a family member or have declined into dementia themselves.
By Greg Syler
Instead of a Top Ten list for things to do or think about as a Vestry leader, Im more concerned with ways in which vestry service helps individuals thrive and a congregational culture take off. Heres my Top Ten list of ways to thrive as a vestry leader.
By John Maher
How does discipleship intersect with mission? In Transitioning to a Network of Missional Communities, John Maher shares his personal journey as a vicar, and his work with three missional communities to deepen the discipleship and mission focus of their members.
By Phyllis Jones
We are on a never-ending journey of formation as communities of faith dedicated to forming disciples of Jesus Christ to participate in God’s mission of reconciliation in the world. So why shouldn’t our budgeting practices reflect and enhance our roles as stewards of a living, breathing community of disciples?