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ECF is sharing six valuable resources to help strengthen your leadership teams and get your Church in shape this New Year.
A short decommissioning service for retiring vestry members.
The Constituency Model consists of concentric circles that represent levels of connection an organization’s constituents have to an organization. I have modified the model to fit the structure and life of the Episcopal Church. The model can serve as a powerful fundraising and engagement tool for finding donors and volunteers and more deeply engaging those who already contribute time and talent.
By Greg Syler
Documents developed by two congregations who envision a sharing future who have developed a covenant to guide their conversations to explore collaboration.
Every vestry should establish written group norms and a vestry covenant. ECFVP offers examples from Episcopal congregations.
Earth Day resources for congregations focusing on liturgy, green congregations and climate change, and church gardens.
Two easy and free tools to make scheduling a meeting and doing sign-ups online much easier and more flexible for everyone involved.
Is there a sure-fire way to set up a planned giving effort from scratch in a congregation? While there's no magic bullet, Jim Murphy, ECF's managing program director for financial resources, recommends these basic steps.
On Memorial Day and Veterans Day we honor and remember the men and women who have served in our Countrys armed forces. On these days, churches have an opportunity to remember those who are living - current members of the armed forces and veterans who make up our congregations and communities. Thank you to Kori Pacyniak from the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut for getting us started by sharing a list of resources for Memorial Day.
The Episcopal Network for Animal Welfare is a grass roots organization composed of laity and clergy within the Episcopal Church who share the common belief that all Gods creatures deserve basic compassion and humane treatment and ought to be within the scope of the churchs ministry and embrace.