Come learn about the why and how of advanced care planning. This session is an opportunity to learn about resources available to guide us and those we minister with in reflecting on and answering questions about the transition to life eternal. We’ll explore ways to have these conversations from a theological/spiritual perspective.
Church Leadership Essentials
Join Kim Snodgrass, Assistant to the Bishop for Christian Formation, to explore Formation from a fresh perspective, take the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences. This will be a good resource for churches that are wondering how to approach and promote formation from a new direction this fall!
The Constitution & Canons comprise the governing rules of the diocese. What are these rules? And how do they affect the governance of your church?
Join the Diocesan Chancellors, Mark Galus and David Powell, for an overview of the Constitution & Canons and a discussion about their practical, legal, and financial implications on your home parish or mission.
When: May 26, 2022, 7 p.m.
For: Stewardship committee chairs and members, clergy, and anyone interested in stewardship.
Are you the new stewardship chair or clergy interested in expanding your church’s conversation and activities around Stewardship? Or, are you just curious about what we call “Stewardship” in general?
When: May 19, 2022, 7 p.m.
For: churches that are starting, or will soon be starting searches for clergy
Join Fr. Chas Marks, the diocesan Transition Missioner, for a review of our diocesan clergy transition process, and an opportunity for you to ask questions. This will be a good beginning resource for churches that are starting, or will soon to be starting searches for clergy.
When: May 5, 7 p.m.
For: Church Administrators, Clergy, Senior Wardens, Bishop Wardens
Legislation, taxes, insurance, and pensions, are a few of the HR balls you may have to juggle. There is no doubting that the scope of things you need to be aware of to manage human resources is many and varied. Elaine Gilligan the diocesan Human Resource Administrator and Finance Assistant is here to help you.
45-minute video. Diocesan Treasurer, Tom Kokjer and Finance Administrator, Ron Weil lead an informal discussion on church finances, share what they have learned over the years, and chat about how they can help. They review covenanted portions, the Manual of Business Methods in Church Affairs, discretionary funds, audits, and more.
One-minute read, two-hour video. Over One-hundred church leaders from across the diocese gathered for Church Leadership Essentials, an online event replacing our traditional in-person Bishop’s Days training for church leadership. Here is a link to the material presented, and you can also watch a recording of Saturday’s session if you wish.