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7 Canons Every Vestry Ought to Know

In this video, we address the misconception that laity are responsible for the “temporalities” of the church and clergy for the “spiritualities.” In reality, these two areas are not “hermetically sealed off” from each other but form a whole sphere of ministry for which both clergy and laity must partner together as servant leaders in ministry!

Canon Phil talks about the canons that make the most difference to the life and work of the parish vestry or church council. Each video is from two and a half minutes (2:30) to eight minutes (8:00) in length. We point you to the actual places in the Constitution and Canons of the ACNA where you can find the answers to these FAQs, and we try to do so with a minimum of “legalese” and a maximum of practical application.