A Report of the Bishop's Task Force on Episcopal School Standards
Canon to the Ordinary
The Canon to the Ordinary works with clergy in transition and oversees the transition processes with congregations. The Canon manages the Commission and Committees related to congregation grant processes, development and strategy. The Canon coordinates the Training and Consulting Services team who provide leadership development and facilitation as well as coordinating the Leadership Skills Institute. This department also provides resources for Letters of Mutual Ministry and ministry review and manages the background checks for clergy and diocesan lay professional employees and works with diocesan case manager with issues of misconduct and its prevention.
Twelve Marks of Healthy Church Behavior
This is the 2018 Parochial Clergy compensation schedule passed at convention. This document outlines clergy compensation based on congregational grade.
Policy for alcohol and alcoholic beverages at church functions
Annual report for accounting of diaconal/priestly activity during a calendar year
Report for retired and non parochial clergy listing services that have officiating at during the year
Background checks are required for paid employees and those who work regularly with youth or children at congregations.
Please use THIS FORM to request to have an Intellicorp background check performed by the Office of the Bishop for your congregation. Please note that only the Rector/Vicar/Priest-in-Charge, Adminstrator, or Sr. Warden may initiate the request. Each background check typically costs between $17-$21.
Recommendations and clarifications by The Church Insurance Agency Corporation (CIAC) in regards to pastoral counseling
Policy on clergy discretionary accounts
Clergy Handbook for the Diocese
Document to assist congregations in reviewing and/or establishing bylaws.
Policy for accepting congregational gifts
A sample for a mission and vision statement.
Worksheet for discerning a congregations God-given Core Passions
Expectations for clergy who serve or wish to serve in the Diocese of Olympia
The process and procedures put into place on a complaint of sexual misconduct
Ubuntu Bible study method
Mutual ministry agreements between the vestry/BC and clergy regarding roles and responsibilities.
Guidelines for counseling centers connected to congregations.
The roles of the rector and the vestry.
Set of procedures for counting and handling money
Table of contents for the types of policies and procedures that a vestry might have.
Roster of Supply Clergy
Questions for congregational leaders to ask during their long-range planning meetings.