Featured Topics

  • Change
    Ideas on leading change in the church, starting and ending ministries, and focusing on mission.
  • Communications
    Improving the church newsletter, using social media, engaging the local press, and more.
  • Stewardship
    Tools for encouraging year-round offerings of time, talent, and treasure.
  • Vestry
    Insights on vestry meetings, roles & responsibilities, vestry retreats and more.
  • Vision & Planning
    How leaders develop a strategic vision and plan for their congregation.


All Topics

  • Administration
    Managing the business affairs of the church including staff, business methods, copyright info, more.
  • Advocacy
    Stories of churches addressing unjust structures in society through public witness.
  • Buildings and Grounds
    Innovative ideas on the upkeep and usage of buildings to sustain ministries and engage mission.
  • Capital Campaigns
    

Articles, tools, and resources for congregations considering a capital campaign.
  • Change
    Ideas on leading change in the church, starting and ending ministries, and focusing on mission.
  • Christian Formation
    Forming disciples in the image of Christ. Multi-generational ministry, lifelong formation.
  • Clergy Transition
    Tips for a healthy transition for clergy and congregations.
  • Communications
    Improving the church newsletter, using social media, engaging the local press, and more.
  • Conflict
    Dealing with conflict in the congregation including triangulation, entrenchment, distrust.
  • Discernment
    Church leaders seeking to follow the will of God in complex circumstances.
  • Diversity
    Celebrating individual and collective differences, broadening participation.
  • Endowments

    Articles, tools, and resources to guide congregations with, or considering, an endowment. 


  • Evangelism
    Proclaiming the Good News, extending the invitation to join The Episcopal Church.
  • Finance
    Resources on the sound management of a church’s financial resources.
  • Hospitality
    Extending a generous welcome and incorporation of newcomers.
  • Leadership
    Insights on leading the church including vestry best practices, recruiting new leaders.
  • Mission
    ECF defines mission as what God is calling your congregation to do. Combined with your vision - the hopeful pi…
  • Outreach
    Stories of churches serving human need and caring for the integrity of creation.
  • Pastoral Care
    Providing care and counseling within the congregation and beyond.
  • Planned Giving

    Articles, tools, and resources to guide congregations with, or considering, a planned giving program.
  • Prayer & Reflection
    Includes spiritual practices for vestry meetings, the role of prayer in church leadership.
  • Small Churches
    Exploring the characteristics of small, vital congregations in the Episcopal Church.
  • Spanish
    A complete list of all ECFVP articles, tools, and resources which have been translated into Spanish.
  • Stewardship
    Tools for encouraging year-round offerings of time, talent, and treasure.
  • Vestry
    Insights on vestry meetings, roles & responsibilities, vestry retreats and more.
  • Vision & Planning
    How leaders develop a strategic vision and plan for their congregation.
  • Volunteers/Volunteering
    Resources related to every aspect of volunteering.
  • Worship
    Includes examples of innovative liturgies, Lenten resources, insights on worship and growth.
  • Youth & Young Adults
    Ideas for attracting and retaining youth and young adults.
ECFVP en Español
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