We define vulnerable congregations as those that feel vulnerable. This can be any congregation, because the source of vulnerability can be any number of things: a new location, a new purpose, a change of clergy, financial concerns, a new adventure – anything that leaves a congregation feeling open or exposed and unsure of the future. Whether the source of vulnerability is excitement or anxiety, the goal of this priority is to walk with the congregation to help identify the where and why of their vulnerability, to identify existing gifts that will help uplift the congregation, and provide support to help develop the gifts that will sustain.
If you are not sure who to contact with a question for the congregational support team, find your church's point person (canon, missioner or bishop) below. If they are unable to assist you, they will direct you to another diocesan staff person who is able to assist.