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[HoB/D] Best practices: A new series
I have spotted some practices recently that I highly commend and urge you to
consider in your own parish or diocese. Here are three examples:
1. Trinity Church in Dallas, TX, where new lay deputy John Crosby is
senior warden, assigns every parishioner to the care of a member of the
vestry. See http://www.trinity-dallas.org/vestry.cfm. What a marvelous
way to be disciples. This sounds straight out of the New Testament.
2. Bishop Harry Bainrbridge (Idaho) takes a different member of diocesan
Council with him on each of his episcopal visits. What a marvelous way to
share leadership and to enable it.
3. Also from Idaho (where Executive Council met two weeks ago): one of
the parishes there conducts classes in SSL (Spanish as a Second Language).
That's a brilliant way to address and remedy the handicap that mono-lingual
Episcopalians bring to ministry.
What practices have you established or observed elsewhere that you would
like to commend to the rest of us?
I urge you to post them to this list in an ongoing way, and suggest that
anyone doing so use "Best practices" as the first two words of a new subject
line so that we can easily spot and not neglect items in this series.
L., Newark deputation, Member of Executive Council