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Resources

Please Contact Us

Bishop Gibbs and diocesan staff are here to help! Please contact us to discuss any challenges and opportunities your church communities are facing, including assistance with finance (Mark Miliotto, Diocesan Treasurer), administration and property (Canon Jo Ann Hardy), youth (Eric Travis), ministry development (Dr. Nancy McLaughlin), formation for ministry (The Rev. Vicki Hesse), communications (Anna Schroen), and congregational development and clergy transitions (Jim Gettel, 313-833-4424 or jgettel@edomi.org).

Resources For Congregational Life

For our Transition Guide, click here.

For challenges of transition ministry in TEC, see, e.g., click here. There are significant concerns about the supply of priests due to retirements, the increase in part-time calls and for special (i.e., bicultural and diverse) ministries.

Episcopal Polity Introduction
Expectations for a Mentoring Relationship
Leading Change in Congregations
Living into Loving Relationships
Loving Community Ministry Plan
Lovingly Confronting Conflict
Mutual Ministry Reviews and Leadership Meetings
Organic Mutual Ministry Review Process
Reaching Our Neighbors
Renaissance Planning Sheet
Sharing Ministry and Leadership
Vestry Responsibilities and Organization
Vestry Retreat 2019 – Growing into the Body of Christ
Vestry Retreat Mission Plan

Links For Congregational Life

Asset Based Community Development
Asset Mapping
Demographic Profiles
Civil Discourse Curriculum
Toolkit
Jesus Movement
Ministry Beyond the Church
One-to-One Relational Meetings
Reclaiming Jesus
Way of Love
Where Jesus Leads: Helping Christian Communities to Follow