Who We Are

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

ECF is an independent, lay-led organization that helps congregations, dioceses and other Episcopal communities of faith engage in visioning and planning, develop leadership and raise and manage 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 serves lay and clergy leaders at all levels of the Episcopal Church in congregations, dioceses, and other Episcopal organizations. ECF also works directly with faithful individuals through resources such as ECF Vital Practices, webinars and educational events, and a Planned Giving Program.

Click here to read ECF's 2019-2020 Strategy Road Map which serves as an overview of ECF's mission, vision, and strategic question that ECF is addressing in 2019-2020. This Strategy Road Map is also available in Spanish here.