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  1. Welcome, Rules & Introductions

    Come here to chat about the development of theVestry. This forum area is open to discussions about anything to do with this site - suggestions, requests, questions ... whatever it takes to help you use it and to get this place thriving! 

  2. Pastoral Care & Mental Health

    A place to chat about ministry around anything to do with bereavement and grief and the associated services we provide.

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    A place to chat about supporting people's mental health and wellbeing - from the everyday to the crisis moments. 

    A place to discuss the issues around supporting those in relationships, or going through breakups. 

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  3. Services, Sermons and Worship

    Come and chat about all things sermon-esque. From sermon series to short talks - planning, prep and delivery, ideas, styles and help of any sort in delivering the word. 

    Whether you're confused about the colour of your stole for this Sunday, or looking for some prayer ideas for Harvest - come and chat about it here. 

    A place to discuss the musical side of Christian worship - from ideas and inspiration to the nitty gritty of worship teams.

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  4. Children & Youth

    Discussion around ministry to pre-school children and their carers, whether mid-week groups or Sunday activities. 

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    A place to discuss working with younger school aged kids in a church setting.

    A place to discuss working with teenagers in a church setting.

  5. Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

    Baptisms

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    Perhaps the greatest joy in ministry is to baptise someone into the faith. Come here to chat about Baptism in all its forms. 

    Weddings

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    Joining a loving couple in the beauty of marriage is a wonderful thing. Come and chat about all things weddingy! 

    It is often our very great privilege to stand with those who mourn and provide a moment for them to give thanks for and say goodbye to their loved ones. Come and chat about the ins and outs of this ministry.

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  6. Evangelism & Discipleship

    Whether to a crowd outdoors, one-to-one down the pub, in a formal preach situation to a congregation or other arena - come and chat about how we share our faith as churches.

    How do we help people to continue the journey with Jesus through the fullness of life. Whether we're dealing with someone brand new to the faith, or those who have been committed for many years and looking to grow deeper or keep their faith alive. 

    Not everyone who serves in the kingdom of God does so from a fixed base in a church. Come and chat about itinerant, missionary or independent ministries here. 

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  7. Church Management & Admin

    You have church members? Good! Now how to you keep tabs on everyone, communicate effectively, generate policies for looking after them and the tools to help you do the job efficiently and effectively. Please bear in mind the approach to church membership will differ depending on your denominational affiliation and local context. 

    Finances

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    All things finance related here. Issues, skills, technicalities and software to help you keep tabs on the money side of ministry. Please note theVestry is NOT responsible for the advice given here and anything suggested on here should be double checked in your local context for accuracy with a suitably qualified accountant or financial advisor where necessary. 

    Discussion about how we work with the people God sends us, whether in paid roles which have particular difficulties and legalities, or as volunteers. Come and chat about the nitty gritty of managing our teams.

  8. Design & Print

    From the lowly MS Publisher to professional tools like Adobe Illustrator or InDesign, to online tools such as Canva. Come and share your tips or ask your questions here. 

    Leaflets, Flyers, Posters, Booklets, Orders of Service, Business Cards, Greeting Cards, ... if it's printed on paper come and discuss it here. 

    Banners, Flags, Signs, Notice boards ... If it's big and bold this is the place to come and chat about it.

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  9. Social Media & Websites

    Social Media can be a bewildering place at times and there's new platforms popping up every 5 minutes. Come and share your thoughts, ask your questions, and help one another get to grips with social media excellence for the growth of the kingdom! 

    Come and chat about the planning of social media campaigns - whether a calendar of content for a specific period in the year, or ideas and inspiration for making your first viral video. 

    There is a huge array of software available to help you with social media posting. Come here to discuss the use and pros and cons of what you've found or what you are looking for. 

  10. Brilliant Resources from Elsewhere

    Found a superb video for worship before, during or after your services? Or something worthy of posting online. Share them here for all to see and use. 

    A place to share and chat about great teaching resources you've found elsewhere. 

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  11. Regional Groups for your church

  12. Church Networks (Non-Regional)

  13. Clubs

  14. TheVestry Content News

    An automated feed of the latest items added to the site

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