'leadership' Tagged Posts

'leadership' Tagged Posts

Mollee Westfall elected to Standing Committee

Mollee Westfall, a member of All Saints’, Fort Worth, has been elected to the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth. She was elected to replace Jeff Boleware of St.Stephen’s, Hurst, who resigned at the May 5 meeting. Boleware is starting a new job in Austin. He was elected at the 2013 Diocesan Convention in Wichita Falls.

Find support for leaders and ministries

The Episcopal Church Foundation’s Vital Practices (ECFVP) website offers resources, inspiration, and instructional webinars to guide leaders in discernment, specific roles (senior warden, stewardship chair, etc.), and best practices (more efficient meetings, managing debt, etc.). You can receive a monthly newsletter via email, follow ECFVP on Facebook, or register to join with other leaders across the nation in a wide variety of online learning opportunities with experts and peers.

ECF webinars support congregational leaders

Looking for ways to grow your congregation and increase your skills for leadership? Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) offers free and low-cost webinars that offer an opportunity to learn from other leaders in the church. In April and May, you can register for outstanding sessions that focus on stewardship, vestries, and inviting new people into leadership. To participate, all you need is a computer and internet access, and about an hour of your time. Better yet, invite your vestry or ministry colleagues to join you to share the learning experience.

Congregations start from nothing

How do you create sustainable projects/communities when you have nothing to start with? Read what Jonny Baker has to say about Becky Garrison’s book Starting from Zero with $0.

Thriving in Change offers discernment opportunity

Is your congregation wrestling with an issue, trying to make a decision? Bring a group to Advent Lutheran on Saturday, April 6, to learn a practice that will help your members communicate more effectively while listening for God and each other.

Grow your leadership skills, build your networks

Now’s the time to register for the March 2 diocesan leadership workshop, set for 9:30am to 3:30pm at St. Luke’s in the Meadow (4301 Meadowbrook Dr., Fort Worth). The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr. will present the opening and closing sessions, and present two workshops, targeting what every senior warden should know and how congregations can grow in stewardship. In addition to a workshop session in the morning and another in the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to enjoy…

Leaders gather for strategic planning Jan. 25-26

Continuing the work begun last August with Donald Romanik, president of the Episcopal Church Foundation, diocesan leaders will gather Jan. 25-26 to engage the “big questions” faced by the diocese. Members of the diocese’s executive council, standing committee, corporation trustees, and trustees for the endowment of the episcopate have all been invited to attend, joining the original group which convened in August. Together these diocesan leaders will engage key questions which surfaced during the initial session: Why does the Diocese…

Leadership workshop in March

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the March 2 diocesan leadership workshop, 9:30am to 3:30pm at St. Luke’s-in-the-Meadow (4301 Meadowbrook Dr., Fort Worth). The Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr., bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, will offer the opening and closing plenary addresses, and will also lead two workshops: a session specifically for senior wardens, and a session on stewardship as a year-long, congregation-wide practice. Other workshops will include sessions on money management for congregations, communications,…

Background Check Request Form

Use this form to request a background check on a volunteer or employee of your congregation, group, or ministry. Background checks are required for all employees and volunteers within the Diocese who work with children, youth, or vulnerable populations; additionally, vestry member, lay leaders, and others who have unsupervised access to funds, facilities, or financial records are required to have a background check.

ECF Web Conferences Winter 2012

As part of ECF’s on-going efforts to assist congregations in developing their leadership and financial resources, we are offering a wide range of web conferences for clergy and lay parish leaders this winter. There is no cost to participate in most of the web conferences and all lay and clergy leaders are welcome to participate.