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THRIVE Leaders Seek a Balance of Innovation and Tradition

THRIVE Leaders Seek a Balance of Innovation and Tradition

The impetus for THRIVE, the task force appointed by Bishop Shannon last summer, was an impending diocesan financial crisis. But in the last few months, the group of lay and clergy leaders has dug deeper than the immediate problem, strategizing about ways that the diocese can help congregations become more vital and connected in their

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“Constant Change is a Part of Our Tradition”: A Diocesan Convention Wrap-Up

If participants in the Diocese of Vermont’s 2021 convention did not know the diocese was entering a period of turbulent change before the online sessions last Thursday and Saturday, they certainly knew it afterwards. The convention—conducted over Zoom—was the first since Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown announced that a recent financial analysis indicated that the diocese would

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THRIVE Begins Work

When Bishop Shannon announced in July that the diocese faces a financial cliff, she appointed a task force of clergy and lay leaders to consider “how new models of ministry and new collaborative relationships might offer our diocese ways to discern our future.” The group, which named itself THRIVE (Taskforce for Hope, Revitalization, Innovation, Vision,

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