You’ll find resources for parish leaders and vestry members on this page.

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Resources and Downloads

The Episcopal Church Foundation: “Vital Practices blog” is full of ideas and reflections on lay ministry; the “Vestry Papers” section is especially for vestry members.

The Vestry Resource Guide from the Episcopal Church Foundation and Forward Movement.

Diocese of Central New York Vestry Manual.

Diocese of Central New York Mutual Ministry Review Guidelines.

Sample Vestry Toolbox from St. Paul’s, Endicott.

The Episcopal Church Manual for Business Methods in Church Affairs.

Extracts from the Laws of New York State pertaining to churches.

People as Resources (Vestry Day 2017) (presentation by Ms. Cynthia Curtin, Esq. on human resources in the parish).

ChurchNext has numerous paid and free online courses in various topics for parish leaders.

The Alban Institute at Duke Divinity School provides educational materials, books, publications and consulting services for clergy and congregations. Membership gets you a weekly e-mail and a book discount.

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