Every year Episcopalians seat a brand new Vestry, culled from the gifted and willing in our congregations. Yet too frequently their understanding of their roles could be better. We owe it to give these generous leaders the best we can.So what better person to ask than Christopher Webber, an Episcopal priest and author of the popular book The Vestry Handbook
(now in its third edition).
In this class Rev. Webber leads us in an engaging conversation about the salient aspects of vestry membership. Using his present parish as a backdrop, this course gives us his advice on vestry best-practices, which includes:
- The relationship between the vestry and clergy
- The responsibilities of the vestry regarding finances, property, and administration
- Advice on vestry organization, size and attendance
- The spiritual life of Vestry members
- The Vestry and Stewardship
- Why Every Member Canvases are important
This course is designed as a refresher for long-time members as well as an introductory course for new vestry members. It will point people to best practices, tools, and sage advice for leading healthy congregations. Here’s one endorsement:
“I want to respect and value the time volunteers give to the ministry of serving on a church board, especially those who come into this ministry for the first time. I also want their ministry to be a positive and spiritual growth experience for them which will also affect the spirit of the whole congregation. I believe this program can help me honor all of that” – The Rev. Stacy Salles, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Romeo, MI
This course is ideal for a vestry retreat, orientation meeting, or for use as a recruitment tool for new Vestry members. It includes a downloadable 55-minute video teaching, downloadable Mp3 audio recording of the course, a downloadable 32-page e-Book, as well as a worksheet to accompany the video. If you’re not completely satisfied, receive your money back.
$25 buys the course for you and your church.
To view other MasterClasses in this course sequence click here.
And, as always, if you are not completely satisfied, we’ll give you your money back.