For Vestries

Resources from the Episcopal Church Episcopal Church Foundation’s Vital Practices – this site includes “Vestry Papers,” a compilation of articles and other resources for best practices shared by vestry members in churches all across the Episcopal Church. You can subscribe to their emails to keep up to date. A resource website from The Episcopal Church: “Mission Centered Episcopalians Networking for Ministry” Watch a webinar, live or archived, on topics from creating endowments to planting churches. The diocesan offices has about…

For Treasurers and Business Managers

Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs (2012) Diocesan Budget Both budget-related resolutions were passed without amendment by the Diocesan Convention. View or download at the links below. 2017 Table of Assessments 2017-2019 Triennial Budget General Convention Budget Look up info from current or past General Convention Budget IRS and Tax Related 2016-Federal Reporting Requirements for Episcopal Churches (a Church Pension Fund publication) Mileage rate – 53.5 cents for 2017 Audit or Internal Audit – Due Sept 1 View a sample internal/committee audit. This sample was developed…

For Parish Administrators

More Resource Pages on this website (No password needed for these pages): Education – lots of links (organized by age or season of the church year) for curricula, lesson plans, video series studies, resources to check out from the diocesan library, and more. Business and Finance – where to find things like the current diocesan budget, table of assessments, and various financial-related tasks and deadlines, such as when and how to complete a parish audit. Safe Church – Information about…
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For Teachers

Diocesan Library – You are welcome to check out educational resources from the diocesan library, located in the conference room of the diocesan offices. Call 817-534-1900 for more information or to ask whether we have a particular resource you’re looking for. Check out Lesson Plans that Work, an excellent resource of the Episcopal Digital Network. The Episcopal Church website’s Library includes a variety of resources in several media. Use the “+Topics” menu to search by topic or look under “Resources” for bulletin…
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Safe Church Training

Relationships are the foundation of Christian ministry and central to the life of the church. When Jesus said, “Let the little children come,” we are confident that they, along with crowds and others close to him, felt included, unafraid, and transformed in God’s love. In The Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, we pledge by our baptismal vows to “…strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being”. Relationships in ministry should be experienced…
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