- Missionaries and Visionaries Linda Buskirk shares how an explicitly expressed and jointly created vision is the first step to achieving a congregation’s desired impact in the community and world. Read
- The Process of Creating a Mission/Vision Statement Members of St Philip’s Church in East Harlem share their experience of working with their congregation to successfully craft a mission that’s uniquely theirs to live into. Read
- Five Pitfalls of Strategic Thinking Susan Erdey lists how best to navigate this user-friendly process, while also alerting us to some common pitfalls to avoid. Read
- Financial Visioning in Seven Steps James Jordan lays out a practical, strategic planning road-map which can help bring a parish’s future vision to life. Read
ToolECF First Step An assessment tool for congregations seeking to grow in strategy, leadership, and finances.
EventsRegistration Open for Church Leadership Conference Kanuga & ECF partner to offer practical tools for challenges of church leadership.
ResourcesECF’s Ten Advent Resources for 2017 Here is a list of ECF's favorite free Advent resources for 2017.
ResourcesVestry Resource Guide Practical guidance for Episcopal vestries. Available in print and e-book and English and Spanish.
NewsAn Introduction to the new ECF Vital Practices website The ECF Vital Practices team put together a quick tutorial on how to navigate this new website.
ResourcesECF Planned Giving Services ECF has provided planned giving services to the Episcopal Church since 1995.
Featured Topic: Vision & Planning
How leaders develop a strategic vision and plan for their congregation.