We are the Episcopal Branch of The Jesus Movement in East Tennessee! Our Church is a collaborative community of engaged members with a “can-do” spirit who are creative, energetic and generous followers of Jesus. 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.
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.
Clergy Misconduct – Title IV: What is it and who you should contact
Continuing Education Policy and Application Form
Discretionary Funds Guidelines
Gift Acceptance Policy
Parish Charter and Bylaws – Samples
• Sample Parish Charter
• Sample Parish Bylaws
Petition for Remarriage
Policy on Parish Guidelines for Dealing with Registered Sex Offenders
• (Model) Covenant and Limited Access Agreement
Policies and Procedures for the Protection of Children, Youth and Adults
• Key Information at a Glance
• Chart – What is Required for Whom
• Safe Church Notice
• Annual Adoption of Safeguarding policy
• Safeguarding Resolution for vestries
Preparedness Planning Guide For Congregations and Parishes In the Diocese of East Tennessee
• See additional resources in Episcopal Relief and Development’s Resource Library
Sabbatical Leave Policy and Sabbatical Leave Grant Application form
Standing Committee Policies and Procedures regarding the Acquisition, Encumbrance, or Alienation of Real Property