Building a healthy congregation involves finding the blend of business, relationship, and worship that each community needs in order to keep growing. Below are a list of resources to aid that process.
Constitution & Canons 2017 – the fundamental document by which a diocese functions with regulations and rules for implementation and structure.
The Policies and Procedures Manual of the Diocese of Oregon – guidelines, procedures, best practices and Diocesan policies, offered to congregations as helpful sources of
information on a wide range of church matters.
Samples and Templates of Covenants of Ministry
The Deacon’s Customary – understanding the role of deacons in our diocese, congregations, and the world
Baptismal Ministry Booklet – all the Baptized are ministers of Christ, called and gifted to be His Presence in the world
Discerning Baptismal Ministry – for those wishing to enter a process of considering a specific ministry
The Licensed Ministries Manual – to aid baptized persons who wish to serve in one of specific ministries requiring a license to discern and describe their ministry, in prayerful collaboration with their clergy.
Preparing for the Bishop’s Visitation – instructions for the Bishop’s visitation as well as reporting resources
The Marks of Congregational Vitality – exploring the characteristics of a healthy faith community
Information on Copyright Compliance – information on making sure you follow copyright law in your congregation’s use of music and videos
The Diocesan Consultant Network – a group of creative experts ready to brainstorm, problem-solve, and navigate parish life