in Vestry Papers and filtered by Small Churches, Advocacy, Clergy Transition + 3 other(s)
By Jan Henderson
During the time of clergy transition, the senior warden is responsible for leading the congregation in their search for a new rector. In “Leading through Transition,” senior warden Jan Henderson shares the process she and her vestry developed in their recent search for an interim rector.
By Beckett Stokes
Several small congregations in the Diocese of Colorado are growing and thriving as a result of their adoption of a shared leadership model.
By Linda Buskirk
Si su parroquia se pudiera personificar, ¿qué sería, misionera o visionaria?
By Ken Howard
A juzgar por lo que me dicen otros sacerdotes, creo que no se puede decir que las reuniones de las juntas parroquiales son divertidas. Y por los comentarios que oigo de los laicos en reuniones diocesanas, a los feligreses muy rara vez los llena de gozo la idea de asistir a esas reuniones. Eso probablemente explica los ojos en blanco que recibo a menudo cuando les digo que espero con gusto las reun...
By Ken Howard
Ken Howard serves a congregation that attributes its health to its practice of “being church first, do church second.” In “Vestry as Body of Christ”, Ken shares how this understanding plays out in the structure and processes of St. Nicholas’ vestry.
By Brent Owens
Después de un declive considerable en tamaño, una de las principales concentraciones de St. Alban’s ha sido el crecimiento.
By Peggy Treadwell
The greatest gift vestry members can give their churches is creative, positive challenge and support of their rector(s).
By Ward Richards
Conflict. It’s inevitable. It occurs every day, in every facet of our lives.
By Nancy Davidge
Highly functioning, fruitful vestries are built on transparency and respect.
By Sandra Clark Kolb
As a vestry member during a change in ordained leadership you play a critical role in making the transition a healthy one. Both the change and the transition need to be managed. Returning to the example of Moses we used last month, here are some additional steps to take as the process unfolds.