Mission, Vision, & Impacts

ECF partners with congregations, dioceses, and other Episcopal faith communities, empowering them to engage in strategic visioning and planning, develop effective lay and clergy leadership teams, and raise financial resources for ministry. ECF’s programs, products, and services help congregations respond to the changing needs of the Episcopal Church in the 21st century.

Through ECF’s programs lay and clergy leadership teams bring about transformation, renewal, and positive change in their communities, live out Christian stewardship, and develop new approaches to mission and ministry.

ECF is a lay-led and independent organization, serving the Episcopal Church since 1949.

To be a comprehensive and holistic resource that helps vitalize Episcopal faith communities.

ECF is known as the ministry partner for helping build and sustain transformational faith communities.

Core Values

  • Transformation
  • Discipleship
  • Partnership
  • Independence

ECF offers services to help Episcopal communities thrive in a changing world.

Our programs strengthen congregations, help envision new ministries, and provide the tools leaders need to succeed. All are shaped by our guiding principles:

  • Equipped and empowered lay and clergy leaders partnering to bring about transformation, renewal and positive change
  • Vital Episcopal communities of faith
  • Relevant and meaningful opportunities to live out Christian stewardship and effectively raise financial resources for ministry
  • New, innovative and mission-based ways to be the Episcopal Church of the future