A practical guide to church community life
Taking the approach of Michael Pollan's Food Rules, Community Rules seeks to distill the basics of "good church" into a set of memorable rules. Working with three sections, the authors draw on their years of combined experience in academic and church administration to identify the basic Christian principles that underpin Episcopal community and then apply them to actions and relationships.
The book seeks to explicate the best personnel practices, as well as good governance and communal life together, alongside a framing within the Christian worldview. The goal is to provide a text that can serve as a guide for any and all members of a parish, most especially those who serve on vestries or as volunteers.
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Audience: Rectors, vestries, wardens, church and school administrators, seminarians
Section I: Basic Christian Rules
Section II: Basic Christian Rules in Relationship
Section III: Basic Christian Rules in Communication
Section IV: Basic Christian Rules in Action
Section V: Basic Christian Rules in Meetings
Section VI: Basic Christian Rules for Clergy and Employees
Section VII: Basic Christian Rules for Vestries
Section VIII: Basic Christian Rules for Parishioners
Section IX: Remember the Basics
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