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 Lauren Grubaugh
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.
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 Sarah Townsend Leach
Attend this webinar to learn about creative ways to ask for feedback from the millennials in your church and out in the community in order to increase engagement, attendance, and giving.
By Sarah Leach
Curious about millennials and their charitable giving? In Millenial Giving: What Gives?, Sarah Townsend Leach offers data and statistics on why, how and where millennials give and what drives their stewardship practices.
By Ellis Montes
Ever wondered what kind of music resonates with millennials? There isn’t one right answer. In What Do We Want? Ellis Montes reflects on the diverse tastes of this generation with a particular focus on worship and music, and shares why we need authentic conversation around this topic.
By Zack Nyein
What kind of ministries are millennials passionate about? In Fishing Together, Zack Nyein shares inspirational examples of what faithful action in response to the Gospel looks like in different contexts and situations.
By Megan Castellan
What makes a good sermon? In Preach!, Megan Castellan explains why sermons need to change with the times to be effective, and emphasizes the importance of inclusive language and shared experiences.