Our Diocese is a collaborative community of engaged members with a “can-do” spirit who are creative, energetic, and generous followers of Jesus. We are rooted in Christ and open to the world. You are welcome here and we look forward to seeing you!
The word “episcopal” is a Greek word for bishop. Bishops, along with other elected leaders, oversee the Church in particular geographic areas, known as dioceses.
Actions speak louder than words. We practice loving our neighbors as ourselves and upholding the dignity of every human being through our work.
We’re making it easy for you to stay up to date on all that’s happening with The Episcopal Church of East Tennessee.
We strive to provide resources and support our churches and people need to share the Way of Love in the world. If there’s something you can’t find, please contact us directly.
We invite you to explore this collection of vestry resources from the Diocese of East Tennessee and The Episcopal Church.
Part Time is Plenty by G. Jeffrey MacDonald: A book club with resources and prompts for vestry or vestry-led conversations.
Session 1: Overview, Introduction to Vitality
Session 2: Lay Leadership and Vital Ministry
Session 3: Thriving Clergy and Valued Congregations
Session 4: Collaboration and Partnerships