Vestry Resource Day

Registration for this event is CLOSED due to capacity.

Vestry Resource Day: Missional Leadership for Vestries, Bishop’s Committees, and Faith Community Leaders will be held Saturday, February 6 at St. Mark’s Cathedral (519 Oak Grove St, Minneapolis, MN 55403). The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to everyone; Vestry members are strongly encouraged to attend.

NOTE: The Cathedral Bookstore WILL be open the morning of February 6.

This event will aim to help participants feel equipped for leadership through networking and learning from one another. The morning portion of the event will include a special session with The Rev. Tim Hodapp; view his bio here. Tim used to work for the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, but now serves as Canon for Mission Collaboration and Congregational Life for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.

Lunch will follow, and during the afternoon participants will have the opportunity to attend one of several breakout sessions, which include:

Nuts and Bolts of Finance and Administration
Basic tools and resources for financial management, human resource management, and safeguarding our communities. Facilitators include Missioner for Administration, Lizanne Geno, and Missioner for Finance, Jennifer Gamberg.

Communications for your Vestry, Bishop’s Committee, and Faith Community
A discussion about basic communication within your faith community and beyond, including internal communications and a basic how-to on communicating widely throughout ECMN. Facilitators include Missioner for Communications, Annie Flodin, Missioner for Community Engagement, Rachel Babbitt, and The Rev. Eileen Harvala, Deacon at St. George’s Episcopal Church in St. Louis Park and Communications Coordinator for the University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry.

Here Am I, Lord. Send Me.
Q. Who are the ministers of the Church? A. The ministers of the Church are laypersons, bishops, priests, and deacons. Taking that question and answer from the Catechism seriously, we are all ministers of the Church, and we each have unique roles. This workshop will explore how all of the various roles or orders fit into different ministry models for faith communities. Based on our specific identity, context, and sustainability options, how, why, and when do we transition from one model to another? This workshop will be facilitated by Missioner for Ministry Karen Olson.

Vestries that Work: Transformational Leadership for Mission
Our leadership teams bring a wealth of experience, diversity, and gifts to the table. How can we be strategic and intentional about the ways we gather in order to faithfully discern God’s mission for our faith communities? What is the role of the Vestry in visioning and leading change? Join The Rev. Tim Hodapp and Missioner for Mission Amanda Ziebell-Finley for a conversation about how to lead for transformation!

Stewardship and Vision: Getting Enough
Join The Rev. Michael Pipkin and others for a conversation about how God provides for the Church, and how your faith community can do more than just raise money. We’ll talk about annual stewardship and fundraising campaigns, budgets, values, and vision. We’ll talk about people, property, and pennies. And most importantly, we’ll talk about how mission affects your sustainability.

Click here to register for the event. We look forward to seeing you on February 6!