Nancy Davidge (editor)
June 2015, 80 Pages, Paperback
Vestry Resource Guide
Whether you’re a first time vestry member or a seasoned veteran, the Vestry Resource Guide offers an approach for leaders of congregations and faith communities to consider and tailor to meet their own needs. Topics include the ministry of the vestry, leading a community of faith, stewardship, and navigating transitions in clergy leadership.
The new Vestry Resource Guide is available in English or Spanish, and in both print and e-book formats.
Vestry Resource Guide is distributed by Forward Movement and can be ordered at www.ForwardMovement.org or by calling 800-543-1813.
By Stephen Cottrell et al.
March 2016, 104 Pages, Paperback
Pilgrim: Leader’s Guide
A Course for the Christian Journey
Foreword by Michael B. Curry
Pilgrim is a teaching and discipleship resource that helps inquirers and new Christians explore what it means to travel through life with Christ. A Christian course for the twenty-first century, Pilgrim offers an approach of participation, not persuasion. Following the practice of the ancient disciplines of biblical reflection and prayer with quotes from the Christian tradition throughout the ages, Pilgrim assumes little or no knowledge of the Christian faith. Individuals or small groups on the journey of discipleship in the Episcopal tradition can use Pilgrim at any point.
The Pilgrim Leader Guide has lots of helpful material for those who are leading any Pilgrim group. A single overview of the program as well as a process of how to lead a group of youth or adults in discussing the material. This is an essential tool for anyone who wishes to offer any portion of Pilgrim in a small group, whether in church, school, or home.
Learn more and order at ChurchPublishing.org.
The Rev. Jerry Cappel and the Rev Stephanie M. Johnson
A Life of Grace for the Whole World
A Study Course on the House of Bishops’ Pastoral Teaching on the Environment
In 2011, the Episcopal Church House of Bishops issued a pastoral letter on the environment. In response, a five-week study course titled “A Life of Grace for the Whole World” has been created. The full curriculum and leader’s guide for this five-session study for adults is available. These sessions are useful as a five-week study over several weeks or in a single retreat.
Download a free PDF version at graceforcreation.org.