Mutual Ministry Review – This is an annual review with the rector or vicar and lay leaders to evaluate progress on goals and plan for the future, often mid-way through the calendar year. There are several trained facilitators in the diocese for this. Contact the Rev. Canon Britt Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vestry Retreats – These planning sessions for vestries or mission committees are usually held in the beginning of the calendar year to plan for the coming year of ministry and to integrate newly elected members. Trained facilitators are available for this; contact the Rev. Canon Britt Olson at email@example.com
Peter Steinke – Peter Steinke has done work about planning and evaluation from the standpoint of family systems theory. He is the author of several books about this available through the Alban Institute (www.alban.org), and he does consulting for congregations and dioceses. He was the lead presenter at one of our diocesan clergy conferences. Find more information about his material, seminars, and consulting at www.healthycongregations.com
Alice Mann – Alice Mann is a consultant with the Alban Institute who does training in congregational development and planning, with special expertise in dealing with transitions in congregational size (pastoral to program size, etc.). She is the author of several books in the area of planning and evaluation, including Raising the Roof: The Pastoral-to-Program Size Transition and Holy Conversations: Strategic Planning as a Spiritual Practice for Congregations. Contact her and find information about her consulting and books through the Alban Institute, www.alban.org.
J. Russell Crabtree – Russell Crabtree is an author and consultant about effective planning for congregations and diocese. He has been the lead presenter at one of our diocesan clergy conferences. For information about his consulting and books, see this website: www.holycowconsulting.com