Congregational Resources

Congregational Resources

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

Vestry BAC Treasurers Workshop Booklet – a source of information, examples, and resources for congregational leadership

Constitution & Canons 2019 Booklet – the fundamental document by which a diocese functions with regulations and rules for implementation and structure

Policies and Procedures Manual (updated August 2017)– guidelines, procedures, best practices and Diocesan policies, offered to congregations as helpful sources of information on a wide range of church matters

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

College of Congregational Development – a comprehensive training program to nurture and develop congregational development practitioners from within existing parish lay and clergy leadership