Vestry Discernment Process
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.
Resources are available in both English and Spanish.
Sample Vestry Discernment Letter
Sample Agenda Vestry Discernment Meeting
Vestry Discernment Process Outline
Sample Criteria and Expectations for Vestry Members
Ejemplo de Carta de Discernimiento: Junta Parroquial
Ejemplo de programa de Reunión de Discernimiento para la Junta Parroquial
Discernimiento de la Junta Parroquial
Expectativas y Criterios Relativos a los Miembros de la Junta Parroquial