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ECF is sharing six valuable resources to help strengthen your leadership teams and get your Church in shape this New Year.
A short decommissioning service for retiring vestry members.
Every vestry should establish written group norms and a vestry covenant. ECFVP offers examples from Episcopal congregations.
Formación de equipos fuertes: Una herramienta para identificar cinco áreas de disfunción comunes y m
La asesora de ECF Vital Teams Rosa Lindahl cree que la capacidad de un equipo de liderazgo de avanzar hacia el futuro depende de su habilidad de funcionar de maneras efectivas. ¿Qué podemos hacer nosotros, como líderes de feligresías, para hablar más abierta y honestamente sobre las maneras en que las relaciones entre nosotros podrían reforzarse y profundizarse?
Episcopalians on Baptismal Mission is a community of individuals and groups dedicated to the mission and ministry of all the baptized in daily life. Our vision is a church that sees the Dismissal as its primary focus: where its liturgy, pastoral care, Christian formation, and communications are directed toward "equipping the saints" for their mission and ministry in their daily lives.
By Bob Schorr
Looking for ways to make your meetings more productive? Consider adopting the practice of using a consent agenda.
In this new era the vestry and all leader groups will seek to give the congregation the gift of missional leadership. The governance functions in this agenda are concentrated, allowing greater time for the development of an atmosphere of discipleship formation in the church so that the people will be equipped to serve the world in the Name of Christ.
A helpful outline that provides an overview of group development theory and how it can be used to create a well-functioning vestry.
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.
The vestry members of St. Marys Mariposa, CA, snapped photos of their neighborhood as a way of "looking for God at work in our neighborhood and Gods call to us as a parish."