May 18, 2017
ECF’s 5 Ideas to Get Your Church Into Your Community
In the middle of May, the Church observes the custom of Rogation Days. In the spirit of this tradition, we offer five resources to help your congregation get outside and into your neighborhood. Please share this digest with your parish leadership and extend an invitation to subscribe to ECF Vital Practices to receive Vestry Papers and the monthly digest.
Community Engagement: A Little Church that Could shares how Good Shepherd Episcopal Church successfully developed to become more engaged in their community.
Statistical Data on Episcopal Congregations explains how your congregation can access two useful tools, one being a free community profile offering 12 different demographic pieces.
Blessings and Struggles of Scrappy Church Ministry shares ideas for engaging lay leaders and the local community in a collaborative ministry, among other ideas and inspiring stories of resilience and determination.
Jesus Was Right There, in the Bounce House shares how the congregation of Southside Abbey decided to take their church’s worship and birthday celebration into their local community.
Cathedral in the Night explains how this ecumenical body gathers each Sunday evening for worship, a meal, and community.