ECF Vital Practices: Innovative Stewardship
For the months of September and October in ECF Vital Practices, we’re sharing stories from individuals, congregations, and dioceses who are taking innovative approaches to the ongoing challenge of financial sustainability: Innovative Stewardship. Featured articles include:
One Step Out of "Stuckness", by Jamie Coats, Director, Friends of SSJE - Society of Saint John the Evangelist, an Episcopal order of Brothers, and as a trustee of the Trustees to the Protestant Episcopal Church. This article is copyright Jamie Coats 2011 and was first published on Jamie’s blog site http://www.wingedboots.com/.
El Futuro o el Hoy, by the Rev. Canon Juan Angel Monge-Santiago, MBA, MDiv is the Canon for Christian Stewardship and Congregational Development in the Episcopal Diocese of Puerto Rico.
The Future or the Now, by the Rev. Valerie Bailey Fischer, former assistant rector at St. Elizabeth’s in Sudbury, Massachusetts and at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Wayland, Massachusetts. She recently accepted the call to become rector at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Teaneck, New Jersey.
Over the summer we posted a few blogs related to the theme of innovative stewardship. The posts Inspiring Intersections by Anne Ditzler and Rising Dough, Growing Communities by Miguel Escobar explore new ways to approach community building and stewardship, while the video featured in Back to Church Sunday by Richelle Thompson offers ways to engage in conversation about our faith without feeling ‘preachy.’ And, for practical tips and strategies related to congregational finance, read Tax Credit? by Nancy Davidge and Stewardship Season is Just Around the Corner by Miguel Escobar.