Thousands of lay and clergy leaders from around the country who have participated in ECF’s Episcopal Academy & Workshops are better equipped with knowledge, skills, and best practices to lead their congregations and organizations, and to develop the leadership and financial resources they need for mission and ministry.
Our workshops are led by experienced ECF staff and consultants, as well as ECF Fellows, and are designed to meet the needs of congregations today:
Our innovative series of workshops help your parish identify and achieve common goals and mission. Click here for a list of workshop options to see which are best for you.
If you represent a province, diocese, or deanery, we can help you put together the ideal workshop for your group. Call us at 800-697-2858 or email to learn more.
Mr. Lee Horeis, Senior Warden, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Lincoln, NE:
ECF’s Episcopal Academy is the hidden gem of the Episcopal Church. These presentations have been really valuable to me and fellow members of the vestry at my parish. I’d just become senior warden when I attended an ECF workshop last fall. It was sponsored by the Diocese of Nebraska, so we got to meet vestry members from parishes throughout the state. Being able to trade war stories with them was great. The best presentation was about the role of a vestry. I’d known that the legal and fiduciary duties of a vestry existed, but I’d never had the chance to think about them in depth. After the ECF event, I went back and talked to my rector about how we could institute a vestry training program at Holy Trinity. It’s been a terrific addition to our life as a vestry, and we couldn’t have done it without the Episcopal Academy from ECF.