filtered by Clergy Transition, Vision
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 Lauren Grubaugh
En los estacionamientos de parroquias episcopales se ven frecuentemente automóviles con pegatinas en los parachoques que dicen “Somos la rama episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús”. La visión del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry figura frecuentemente en sermones, en el circuito de conferencias episcopales y en redes sociales como respuesta a la pregunta “¿episco qué?”.
By Anne Vickers
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.
By Louise Baietto and Leslie Pendleton
Are you feeling stuck with your traditional six-year strategic plan? In Real-Time Strategy, Louise Baietto and Leslie Pendleton explain the importance of real-time strategic thinking and how ECF’s Strategic Solutions program can help.
By Melissa Rau
Beginning a strategic visioning process? In Eight Visioning Mistakes to Avoid, Melissa Rau lists common roadblocks that can slow down or halt a congregation’s strategic visioning goals and offers advice on how to avoid them.
By Charis Bhagianathan
In this issue, we bring you answers to your strategic visioning questions and invite you to look at the process through a fresh lens.
By Cathy Hornberger
This month we offer five resources on transitions and how to tackle them.
By Greg Syler
How does your congregation’s business model impact your church’s mission and ministry? Are there areas that are too complex? Are there areas that consume energy but do not drive ministry? What would you change if you could change it?
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.
By Greg Syler
What if we, from the treasures of our Anglican theological heritage, took some of our common life out of the church buildings proper, and into the neighborhoods, homes, parks, restaurants, and coffee shops?