Vestry Academy 2023


Vestry Academy 2023

The 30th annual Vestry Academy will be held on March 25, 2023 in person at St. Crispin’s Conference Center +Camp. The focus will be on the Vestry member’s role as a leader in their congregation. Due to a flood in Oakerhater Lodge, housing is very limited. Please leave Friday night housing for those coming from a great distance. There will be no program on Friday night on Campus.

There are two parts to this exciting weekend:

Friday Evening all current Senior and Junior Wardens as well as their Clergy are invited to a fireside chat on zoom with Bishop Poulson on Friday, March 24th 6:00pm. You may register for that zoom event  here

Saturday morning all vestry members and clergy are encouraged to attend from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. This year we will have three separate tracks for Vestry members to select from.

Register for Saturday Vestry Academy  here 

vestry academy agenda

Track #1 Vestry Essentials
This track will help participants learn the essentials of how to be an effective Vestry leader, especially in the areas of the canons, finance, best practices, and roles of ministry. The track is especially recommended for new Vestry members.

Track #2 Congregational Vitality: Next Steps
Join Canon Steve and Kate Bond as they explore more deeply the connections between spirituality, formation, discernment, and contextual awareness for congregational vitality. We will explore the data from Congregational Vitality Survey and how it helps us understand ask question about where God is calling us as congregations in the Diocese of Oklahoma.

Track #3 Stewardship
Start the process of planning your annual stewardship campaign by learning about the stewardship campaign process and best practices. This track will include expert advice in the planning and implementation of annual stewardship offerings across various congregational needs.  

All congregations that receive financial assistance from the Diocese are required to send members of the Bishop’s Committee as well as their Clergy as a condition of their assistance.

Registration for this event is:
$25 for the Saturday event (includes entry to the event as well as lunch).
$60 for the Friday night and Saturday event (includes overnight housing and meals).

Registration Closes March 13th at 5:00p.m.

If you have any questions please contact 405-232-4820 or 

924 N. Robinson I Oklahoma City, OK 73102
(405) 232-4820
Hours: 9 am to 5 pm CST