9 Best Practices for Your Church Vestry

It is that time of year when new Vestry members are elected, selected, and then seated as their congregation’s leadership board. Usually, there is an outgoing class of three or four making up one-third of the total Vestry. And of course, after the election or selection process in a parish, there is an incoming class of three or four.

That is […]

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Five Awkward Questions Your Church Needs to Answer (Part Four)

So far, we’ve talked about awkward questions that boil down to money. And surely, money can be an uncomfortable topic to tackle. Who should have access to the giving records? How much should we pay the pastor? Does the pastor need a retirement fund

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Five Awkward Questions Your Church Needs to Answer (Part Three)

The awkward questions are easy to ignore, but leaders can’t shy away from topics that have the potential to cripple ministry if left unaddressed. What goes unspoken can create divisions and spread distrust.

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If you haven’t caught up, here’s what we’ve discussed:

  • In the first post, I asked […]

What Does the Vestry Do?

What is a vestry?

In the Anglican tradition, the “Vestry” is what other churches might call a “church board.” It’s the leadership body responsible for the parish.

What does “vestry” mean?

“Vestry” originally referred to the room in the church “in which the vestments, vessels, and other requisites for Divine worship are kept and in which the clergy robe” (The Oxford Dictionary of […]

By |2021-01-05T10:45:08-06:00April 25th, 2016|Categories: For Pastors|Tags: , |11 Comments
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