in Vestry Papers and filtered by Christian Formation, Change, Endowments + 1 other(s)
By Miguel Escobar
Miguel Escobar shares a tool that helps vestries and other leadership groups think through the strengths and weaknesses of an idea as a team.
By Deborah Kelly
Deborah Kelly writes about what it means to endow a pledge and shares her church’s successful, step-by-step campaign.
By Jerry Keucher
Jerry Keucher lists ways to recover and re-build your endowment, if you find that your church is over-drawing.
By Nancy Frausto
Nancy Frausto describes how this type of church perseveres against all odds because of people who are fiercely passionate about their church and neighborhood.
By Jay Sidebotham
Jay Sidebotham shares the role of leaders – both lay and clergy – in building more meaningful discipleship.
By Donald V. Romanik
What will our Episcopal church look like in 100 years? Numbers and trends suggest a drastic makeover is in order. In New Leadership for a Changing Church, ECF President Donald V. Romanik, alerts us to the swiftly changing landscape, and shares how church leaders can work together to secure our future.
By Nancy Davidge
#EvenTalk offers an opportunity to bring people into deeper relationship using social media.
By Demi Prentiss
Sometimes, the obstacle to creating an endowment is simply, “we don’t have the money.” In “Building a Legacy,” Demi Prentiss shares the story of how a smaller church, made smaller by a church split, found a way to build a legacy for future generations. Their experience might inspire others.
By David Paulsen; Introduction by Nancy Davidge
In 2012, neighbors believed the church was closed. It wasn’t. Four years later, there are visible signs of life at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis. “Peace Garden” by David Paulsen, with an introduction by Nancy Davidge, tells the story of St. Alban’s most visible ministry, one that is causing the phone to ring and people to stop in.
By Susan Elliott
For some congregations, transition means giving up the familiar structure of full-time clergy as well as their understanding of the way authority and tasks are distributed. Susan Elliott’s “From Challenge to Opportunity” shares the wisdom and experience of congregational and diocesan leaders who have made this change.