in Tools and filtered by Planned Giving, Conflict, Discernment
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.
ECF Vital Teams consultant Rosa Lindahl believes a leadership team’s capacity to move into the future depends on its ability to function effectively. What can we, as congregational leaders, do to discuss more openly and honestly the ways in which our relationships with each other could be strengthened and built up?
RenewalWorks grew out of the Diocese of Chicagos Episcopal Spiritual Life Renewal Program. Facilitator Clarence Langdon describes the process developed for congregations.
A Service of The Holy Eucharist and Healing A Ritual of Reconciliation developed as part of ‘Holy Conversations,’ a process developed in the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington to help congregations paralyzed by conflict, anger, grief, and/or fear begin the healing process necessary for them to live fully into their ministry.
As a new rector in the 1990s, Janie Kirt Morris knew that she wanted a prayerful process for raising up healthy, faithful leaders for the congregation. She attended conferences and listened to wise observations from experienced lay and clergy leaders and over time created a process that has helped us at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Houston. Here are some of the tools she had developed - and refined - to help with the vestry discernment process.
This guide is for conducting effective mutual ministry reviews in ones congregation. It was collaboratively developed by the Episcopal Church Foundation, the Episcopal Church Centers Offices for Ministry Development and Deployment and many diocesan representatives.
In the Episcopal Church we believe that your estate and end of life plans should reflect your values. The following ECF resource contains three sections: the medical directive, planning your funeral and writing your will.
Use these letters and brochures to promote your planned giving program - either customize to your needs, or use them "as is" to get started right away.
What does the Bible say? Here are a few passages of scripture that are often used for bible study, stewardship campaigns, or communication materials to reflect on Gods gifts to us and our call to respond in gratitude.
A Legacy Society is not only a great way to encourage planned gifts, but a way for those who provide for the church to witness to their faith. Heres how to create an informational brochure and enrollment form.