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Beyond Vestries? Is it time to change parish governance

The Episcopal Church in its local, lived expression is very good at stifling new ideas and suffocating relational groupings if it appears that such movements will threaten the establishment. Creating these checks-and-balances between Vestry and Parish Council, then, will lead both groups to become partners in the work of ministry, one paying greater attention to relational matters, the other to those more functional (and necessary) concerns of what it means to be church.

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TREC response round-up

I’ve been trying to keep an eye on responses to the final report form TREC.  Reactions have covered the gamut from enthusiastic to cynical, but nearly all have been able to see some positives in the report.  Everyone also seems to acknowledge the terrifically large and complex mission of the task force, and appreciating that their work was undertaken in good faith and concern for our church.

Anyway, below are my gleanings so far;


Nurya Love Parish offers up a short and […]

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UPDATED: TREC releases final report for consideration by General Convention

We’ll be looking this over and listening for others’ voices as well, but in the meantime go and have a read.  You can download it here


TREC final report: first impressions

I’ve only had a chance to go through it once, and there is a lot to digest in this 73 page report.  The task force has structured their report as recommendations “for changes in the Church’s structures, governance, and administration to advance the Five Marks of Mission.”  They have grouped their […]

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