in All and filtered by Vision & Planning
By Jay Sidebotham
Our gift to you this new year, is a wonderful illustration from Jay Sidebotham – The Church in 2050 – for you to ponder, laugh and hope.
By Ranjit K. Mathews
What is your most radical dream for our church? In Embodying Hope, Ranjit Mathews describes his vision for the church for the future – one that looks, feels and truly is a sacred, inclusive, welcoming home for all.
By Josh Anderson
Like many of us, ECF Associate Program Director Josh Anderson has trouble with winter. But where there is challenge, there is also opportunity. He talks here about financial opportunities to be found during the bleakness.
By Ken Howard
The FaithX Project and the Episcopal Church Foundation are happy to announce that the popular Congregational Vitality Assessment is now available in Spanish.
By ECFVP Team
The Congregational Vitality Assessment (CVA) tool is designed to provide congregations with an assessment of their Vitality (how healthy they are) and their Sustainability (whether they have the people, financial, and contextual resources necessary to survive). The CVA is made available free to congregations of all denominations and religions by a partnership between The FaithX Project and the Episcopal Church Foundation. Access this groundbreaking Congregational Vitality Assessment Tool to gain insights into your congregation.
By ECFVP Team
An Asset-based Approach to Engaging Church and Community is a process for engaging church and community centered around the belief that individuals, groups, and communities have the gifts to address the needs they see around them. Explore the resource and free training modules to equip congregations and mobilize assets in your communities and neighborhoods.
By Charis Bhagianathan
In this issue, we want to share with you all some transformative tools that will breathe life into your ministry and give you ideas and practical ways to lean into the new year with resources to support your important work.
By Sandy Webb
COVID-19 has brought up a myriad of choices and decisions for churches, one of them being vaccinations. In our latest blog, The Rev. Sandy Webb discusses how his church approached vaccine mandates.
By Ken Howard
In our latest blog, the Rev. Ken Howard writes about clergy transition and how a process called Data-Grounded Discernment along with the newly re-designed CVA tool can inform your decision-making.
By Ken Howard and Haley Bankey
Participants in this webinar will learn how to use this tool as a part of their congregations strategic missional planning, leverage their strengths and address their weaknesses for the sake of their congregations vision and mission.