Small Churches

By Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows & Sabrina Colman
Many small parishes never undertake capital campaigns because of the difficulties and limitations that come with having few resources.
By Herb Gunn
“You are troublemakers,” charged Tom Ray, retired bishop from the Diocese of Northern Michigan, which has been on the forefront of the Total Ministry movement in the Episcopal Church for the past twenty-five years. “This is s…
By Lindsay Hardin Freeman
There are a few myths floating around about small congregations: they reflect the demise of the Church; they are poor; they are troublesome; and they are a minority in the Episcopal Church.
By Kevin Spears
Being senior warden is demanding, regard- less of the size of your congregation. In a small congregation, though, the demands are magnified because church staff members are in short supply.
By Estela López
Estela Lopez shares the story of the rebirth of a struggling church in Texas. A shared vision and inviting all members to become leaders are central to the success of this ministry. (Also available in Spanish.)
ECF is looking to hear from part-time clergy of small congregations as part of a focus group. Program staff wish to hear the critical challenges that part-time clergy of small congregations face in the areas of strategic plan…
By Martha Goodwill
Martha Goodwill shares some benefits churches can have through their diocese, like being a part of a strong peer network and learning from each other’s best practices.
By Jenny Shutt
Jenny Shutt shares her experience of successfully creating and maintaining a Facebook page for her small church.
ECF is looking to hear from part-time clergy of small congregations as part of a focus group. Program staff wish to hear the critical challenges that part-time clergy of small congregations face in the areas of strategic plan…
By Janice Ford
For Janice Ford and Peter Kosciusko, their commitment to the full recovery and rehabilitation of men incarcerated in the local county jail was the catalyst for the transformation of the rectory at their Episcopal Church into …