Building a healthy congregation involves finding the blend of business, relationship, and worship that each community needs in order to keep growing. Below are a list of resources to aid that process
- – Things to Consider when holding an Annual Meeting on Zoom (En Español)
- – Link to the recording of the video.
Vestry BAC Treasurers Workshop Booklet 2021 – a source of information, examples, and resources for congregational leadership
2020 Constitution and Canons – the fundamental document by which a diocese functions with regulations and rules for implementation and structure
Episcopal Diocese of Oregon Policies and Procedures Manual (revised December 2020) – guidelines, procedures, best practices and diocesan policies, offered to congregations as helpful sources of information on a wide range of church matters
The Deacon’s Customary – understanding the role of deacons in our diocese, congregations, and the world
Baptismal Ministry Booklet – all the Baptized are ministers of Christ, called and gifted to be His Presence in the world
Discerning Baptismal Ministry– for those wishing to enter a process of considering a specific ministry
The Licensed Ministries Manual – to aid baptized persons who wish to serve in one of specific ministries requiring a license to discern and describe their ministry, in prayerful collaboration with their clergy
Preparing for the Bishop’s Visitation – instructions for the Bishop’s visitation as well as reporting resources
The Marks of Congregational Vitality – exploring the characteristics of a healthy faith community
Information on Copyright Compliance – information on making sure you follow copyright law in your congregation’s use of music and videos
The Diocesan Consultant Network – a group of creative experts ready to brainstorm, problem-solve, and navigate parish life
College of Congregational Development – a comprehensive training program to nurture and develop congregational development practitioners from within existing parish lay and clergy leadership
Safe Church – policies and procedures to help people recognize, report, and, perhaps most importantly, prevent abuse and neglect of our children and youth.