in Vital Posts and filtered by Capital Campaigns, Worship, Conflict + 4 other(s)
By Alan Bentrup
Simple actions like nodding hello to strangers while walking around the neighborhood can create a temporary connection that brings a shared closeness. Alan Bentrup explains his version of prayer-walking evangelism in his latest blog.
By Joe Merlino
Joe Merlino talks about discernment in his first blog post for ECF. A capital campaign consultant, Joe meets with parishes that often have tried various approaches before turning to ECF. Here he explains the holistic approach he uses with parishes.
By Hilary Bogert-Winkler
Hilary Bogert-Winkler argues that millennials as a group have a particular relationship with authenticity. The churches she’s seen that are thriving and that have a healthy number of millennials and their families are churches that have a firm sense of who they are.
By Nelson Mendoza
Nelson Mendoza observes that the very popular Marie Kondo method of decluttering (keep only what sparks joy) can also be applied to individual religious practices. What we can truly take away is that the process for sparking joy is deeply personal, much like our journey for what brings us closer to God.
By Nicole Foster
Judah was on the brink of disaster when the Lord spoke through Isaiah. When it seemed that all was near lost, God’s vindication showed all the skeptics different. If you are in covenant with the Lord and you’re feeling like Satan has won, just hang in there, God will vindicate you!
By Jackie Overton
As a parent I can leave feeling renewed and refreshed and ready to face the week ahead.
By Jimmy Abbott
See, what all our churches need and what millennials are looking for is simple. It is Jesus.
By Linda Buskirk
Cottage meetings are gatherings in homes where folks can explore faith and pray for guidance. Meeting in homes allows people to get to know each other in comfortable, relaxed settings while working on a question.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
Easter is a day of joy and celebration, an Alleluia lived. In the Rev. Lisa Fischbeck’s church, Easter service includes a celebratory, participatory dance, making it known that faith lived in the light of the Resurrection is joyful, and that church can be fun.
By Kim Hanson
Is geography destiny for a capital campaign? In the case of Camp Wingmann, a small Episcopal summer camp in the Diocese of Central Florida, the answer happily was no.