Leadership

ECF Vital Teams consultant Rosa Lindahl believes a leadership team’s capacity to move into the future depends on its ability to function effectively. What can we, as congregational leaders, do to discuss more openly and hones…
The most effective leaders have always created teams to work with and lead with them. Take Moses in the story of Exodus, or Jesus and the apostles in the New Testament, or Martin Luther King Jr. in the Montgomery Bus Boycott…
This guide is for conducting effective mutual ministry reviews in one's congregation. It was collaboratively developed by the Episcopal Church Foundation, the Episcopal Church Center's Offices for Ministry Development and Dep…
By John Debeer
Marshall Ganz's Structured Team Resource was used as a basis for the annual mutual ministry review.
A helpful outline that provides an overview of group development theory and how it can be used to create a well-functioning vestry.
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A tool for congregational leaders who are considering hiring a consultant - or professional resource - to assist them in reaching their goals.
Every vestry should establish written group norms and a vestry covenant. ECFVP offers examples from Episcopal congregations.
An interview tool to help congregations in a clergy search process identify individuals with strong team leadership skills.
In November 2011, ECF Vital Practices attended the Office of Black Ministries and Union of Black Episcopalians conference "Transformation and Renewal" in Hendersonville, North Carolina. While there, we had the opportunity to …
View a recording of the web conference Creating Strong Team Structure that provides steps and tools for developing a strong, committed, and productive team.
Gain insight into your leadership style with this resource. Can be used individually or as a group exercise.
A different way of thinking about leadership practices that nurtures congregational vitality.
ECF is sharing six valuable resources to help strengthen your leadership teams and get your Church in shape this New Year.