Mutual ministry agreements between the vestry/BC and clergy regarding roles and responsibilities.
Congregational Finance & Business
This section contains information on assessments, health insurance and benefits, financial documents for churches, human resources information and salaries and compensation for clergy. The topics on the left are in subcategories for easier search.
Risk Management Inventory
Slidedeck from the May 21, 2020 all clergy call on loan forgiveness under the CARES Act
The Office of the Bishop takes seriously our role in developing and sharing resources that help those legally and spiritually responsible for faithfully stewarding the funds of the church. As many of our parishes have applied for (and received) Payroll Protection Program (PPP) funds, the Office of the Bishop and Joint Finance Panel (JFP) offer the following guidance about how to manage funds received and convert the loan into a grant by complying with program guidelines.
Information shared on the June 11, 2020, clergy call.
Slidedeck from the April 6, 2020 webinar on filing for program loans under the CARES Act
Diocesan policy on unpaid assessments
Questions for congregational leaders to ask during their long-range planning meetings.
The Episcopal Church has adopted “Five Marks of Mission” to guide the work of its congregations. We believe there is a sixth mark of mission that is essential if congregations hope to achieve any of the original five marks of mission. The sixth mark is to build financially sustainable congregations.
Discussing clergy compensation with the vestry or bishop's committee
Church Insurance Company of Vermont contact information, including certificate of insurance request form.