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 8 copies of the Vestry Resource Guide, if your congregation would like one.
Recent Topics of Interest
Resources are available from Texas Impact and the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy. Texas Impact General Counsel Joshua Houston first presented “New Texas Gun Laws & Religious Properties” in Austin on October 17, 2015. On December 1, Lutheran colleagues hosted a presentation in this area, which some members of the diocese attended.
Contact information for the presenter in our area: Sadia Tirmizi (512) 472-3902 (ext. 116) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsoring someone through discernment toward ordination
Become familiar with the Ordination Process – download the materials under the heading “Resources for vestries and sponsoring congregations.”
Submit Your Bio
We are working on making our governance more transparent across all levels, and one way to help with that is to help people know who does what in leadership. As a parish or diocesan leader, please help us by sending your bio and a photo. To see how these can be useful, visit the Convention page and look at the “Elections” section – click on any of the nominees’ names.