ECF’s grant proposal entitled “From Economic Challenges to Transformational Opportunities” will provide lay and clergy leaders of the Episcopal Church with resources, tools and other support to help address the financial and leadership challenges of congregational ministry in the 21st century. Recent developments include:

  • First Church Pension Group (CPG)-ECF Leaving Seminary Regional pilot scheduled for Friday, September 16-Saturday, September 17, 2016, in Short Hills, New Jersey for invited seminarians in the northeast. An orientation to personal finance, financial planning and literacy, and parish finance and administration.
  • First Boot Camp for rectors and lay leaders held on Thursday, October 27-Saturday, October 29, 2016, in Baltimore, Maryland with nine congregations from the dioceses of Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Newark. In-person event for newer clergy and their lay leaders with training on collaboratively addressing the challenges of parish finance and administration, vision and planning, stewardship and fundraising, and team leadership.
  • Ministerial Excellence Fund (MEF) pilot providing grants to entrepreneurial clergy over the next three years to four dioceses.


Kate Adams

Special Projects Director
(212) 870-2839