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Resources for Search Committees & Vestries

 

Guidelines for Parish & Clergy Transitions (Currently unavailable. Revised manual coming soon.)

Sample Rector’s Letter of Agreement


The following and other resources may be found on the website of the Office of Transition Ministries, Episcopal Chuch (CDO);

Prayer in the Calling Process

This period of search for a new rector can be a time of new and creative activity in the liturgical and devotional life of the parish that can enrich the church for long after the search process is over. This guide offers you resources, suggestions, possibilities, for that journey.

Caring for Clergy in the Calling Process
Guidelines for search/calling committees on the calling process including: appointing a committee; setting a budget; communications; reviewing, visiting, interviewing, choosing and calling candidates.

Caring for Clergy through Housing
A useful and insightful look at the complex and important issue of adequate clergy housing.

Interviewing in the Calling Process
Guidelines to help the search/calling committee make the interviewing process an effective tool to determine a good match between priest and parish.

Caring for Clergy through Compensation
Guidelines for examining and advocating a theology of compensation in the calling and care of clergy, including: salary, housing, & utilities; benefits; reimbursement for professional expenses, with tax implications of each.

Information about congregations currently in the search process.