Jesus in America is a national study released in March 2022 in a partnership between The Episcopal Church and Ipsos. The research found that while the majority of Americans polled believe Jesus was an important spiritual figure and want equality in society, it also showed Christians are not necessarily practicing what Jesus taught, and Americans feel judged when talking about their beliefs. Read More »
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Approved by the NAES Governing Board in April 2011, this document highlights the crucial components of a comprehensive, meaningful, and age-appropriate approach to worship and chapel in Episcopal schools as reflected in the Association's diverse membership. NAES urges all schools to use them as part of the context in which they formulate and assess this most crucial expression of their Episcopal identity. Read More »
This documents provides a rationale and process that schools and churches should adopt when determining and allocating shared expenses. It explores: revenue and expense sources in church and school budgets; the benefits of allocation as opposed to undifferentiated lump sum payments; optimal church and school governance structures necessary for the process; implementation suggestions and instructions; and lists of key budget areas for consideration.
This tool provides NAES-member Episcopal school exploratory and start-up committees with a detailed five-phase timeline and lists of start-up and operating budget items for starting a viable and sustainable Episcopal school or Early Childhood Education program.
This tool is designed to help NAES-member Episcopal school exploratory and start-up committees undertake a systematic assessment of their readiness to start a viable and sustainable Episcopal school or Early Childhood Education program.
Are you exploring the establishment of an Episcopal school or Early Childhood Education program? The decision to establish a new Episcopal school requires discernment, education, planning, and time. Before you being your discernment process, read this article!
Three-to-five years is a typical timeline for school exploration and establishment. Here are some essential elements of such a process.
This article offers some key considerations to keep in mind when reviewing or evaluating your school board's composition.
The calling and welcoming of a new rector is a time of deep reflection that ushers in a period of change for both the church and school. These eight key considerations can help church and school leaders navigate a smooth transition.
Here is a sample agenda for a weekly standing meeting between a Head of School and a Rector.