- Is this person regular in worship attendance?
- Does this person participate in spiritual formation classes and opportunities?
- Does this person demonstrate growth in and attentiveness to a life of prayer?
- Is he or she committed to personal spiritual formation?
- How present and involved is this person in parish life beyond Sunday worship?
- Does he or she manifest St. Philip's core vocations and core values?
- Does this person tithe or, if not, is he or she intentionally working towards a tithe as the standard for financial giving?
- Does this person have spiritual depth and strength?
- Does this person show a willingness to grow and learn?
- Does this person have a history of following through on assignments?
- Is this person open to new ideas?
- Does this person show a readiness to listen?
- Does this person show mature judgment?
- Does this person freely express her or his own ideas?
- Is this person seen, trusted, and respected as a leader?
- Will he or she commit to the following responsibilities:
- Attendance at all vestry trainings and monthly meetings;
- Participation in financial and administrative decisions;
- Service as vestry person of the month;
- Attendance at the annual vestry retreat (at his or her own expense);
- Attendance at vestry workshops or called meetings; and
- Attention to the concerns, questions, and requests that are directed to the vestry by the congregation, staff, and community?
Service on the vestry is a ministry and a calling and should be approached as such by the candidate as well as those who might wish to nominate someone. It is a matter for prayerful discernment. As you discern whether you or another might be called to the work of the vestry please consider the following: