January 2019 Vestry Papers: Vestry as Team January 9, 2019 An effective vestry functions like a well-oiled machine, all the parts contributing something essential and working to…
December 2018 Vestry Papers: Hospitality and Outreach December 5, 2018 Addressing the issue of hospitality in our churches requires us to first look outside our doors and begin these import…
November 2018 Vestry Papers: Hospitality and Outreach November 7, 2018 What does practicing Christ-like hospitality look like? How can we work on improving our ability to provide a genuine …
October 2018 Vestry Papers: Practical Stewardship October 3, 2018 In this issue, we bring you ideas and practices that go hand-in-hand with stewardship in places where generosity, tran…
September 2018 Vestry Papers: Practical Stewardship September 5, 2018 How do we approach stewardship? What are the ways we practice giving and speak it to others? In this issue, we bring y…
August 2018 Vestry Papers: Creative Communications August 1, 2018 While church communication brings its own unique challenges, the best communicators are almost always excellent multit…
July 2018 Vestry Papers: Creative Communications July 5, 2018 Communicating is at the heart of our life as Christians, and telling our story as an individual, as a church, or as a …
June 2018 Vestry Papers: Clergy and Lay Transitions June 6, 2018 Any kind of change brings an opportunity to re-focus and re-energize ourselves. Whether your congregation is in the mi…
May 2018 Vestry Papers: Clergy and Lay Transitions May 2, 2018 Can periods of transitions in ministry be helpful? When we encounter these periods of change, it’s important to be o…
ECF Program Stories May 1, 2018 A collection of stories to illustrate how ECF works with Episcopal communities across the country through a variety of…