Doing Holy Business

The Best of Vestry Papers

Lindsay Hardin Freeman, Editor

Feb/2006, 160 Pages, PAPERBACK, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9780898695151



Vestry Papers is an award winning newsletter published by the Episcopal Church Foundation and is designed to provide vestries with information that is spiritually grounding, yet offers practical illustrations and resources to assist them in their job as the elected lay leadership in their congregations. It has over 1,900 congregational subscribers and 28,500 readers. This collection of the "Best of Vestry Papers" offers church leaders a convenient reference filled with expert advice -- a gathering in one place -- of useful tips on church management.

The topics in this collection include:

  • Spiritual Leadership
  • Christian Formation
  • Hospitality/Church Growth
  • Church Finances
  • Parish Dynamics
  • Vestry Responsibilities
  • Buildings and Grounds

Lindsay H. Freeman was formerly editor of Vestry Papers. She is the author of The Scarlet Cord: Conversations with God's Chosen Women (2010). She has published over 50 articles in various church publications and works closely with leading laity and clergy throughout the Episcopal Church to explore and address issues that vestry members face regularly. She also enjoys writing Bible stories for children.

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