June 15, 2022

Five Resources on Visioning

This month we offer five resources on visioning. Please share this digest with new members of your vestry and extend an invitation to subscribe to ECF Vital Practices to receive Vestry Papers, blogs, and the monthly digest.

In a rapidly changing world and Church, how can we proactively prepare ourselves for the future? In his webinar, Strategic Visioning and Planning for Congregations, ECF President Donald Romanik illustrates how congregations can begin to get unstuck and move into having relevant, meaningful, and vital conversations about their future.

What occurs at the intersection of the sacramental and the strategic? In Stretching our Strategic Imagination – Part 1, Lauren Grubaugh challenges the Church to think in radical new ways about transitioning from an institution to a movement.

What is the difference between having a strategy and the process of strategic planning? In Financial Visioning in Seven Steps, James Jordan breaks down the process of visioning for the future into achievable goals and tasks.

What role does financial strategy play in strategic visioning? In Through All Kinds of Weather, Anne Vickers shares the Episcopal Church’s unique five-step system of integrated support to transform us into mission-driven, financially-secure and sustainable congregations.

In Five Questions at the Heart of Strategic Planning, Linda Buskirk reins in the jargon that can accompany strategic planning with a touch of humor, and explains how the answers to five core questions can bring you closer to your goals.