The Vestry Resource Guide: Updated edition available in English and Spanish
January 13, 2016, New York, NY: Whether you’re a new vestry member or a seasoned veteran, the Episcopal Church Foundation’s newly revised Vestry Resource Guide is essential reading. With a deliberate focus on the importance of lay and clergy leadership teams, you’ll find comprehensive information and advice about the ministry of the vestry, leading faith communities, stewardship, the vestry’s canonical responsibilities for finance and administration, and navigating clergy transitions.
This new edition of the Vestry Resource Guide also reflects the concept of shared ministry and emphasizes the role of the governing body in strengthening the leadership capacity of congregations. Chapters on vision and planning as well as building strong leadership teams reflect our work with congregations across the United States. Each chapter ends with a list of resources; we also encourage new and returning vestry members to take advantage of the free resources offered through ECF Vital Practices by subscribing here.