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By Connie Rux
As church, how we raise, spend and steward our money can tell a powerful story about our values. In Growing God’s Work, Connie Rux tells the story of All Saints Episcopal Church in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and how they have adapted through their history to be stewards of God’s many gifts to their community.
By Nicole Seiferth
ECF recently launched a new publication – the Finance Resource Guide. In The Finance Resource Your Vestry Needs, Nicole Seiferth breaks down what the book offers and shares why this is a must-have publication for every transformational vestry.
By Diane Jardine Bruce
How does change affect finances and budgeting? In Why Budget?, Bishop Diane Jardine Bruce shares two budgeting techniques to help craft budgets that are mission-aligned, but also flexible enough to accommodate changing circumstances.
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 Phyllis Jones
How can we be better disciples with regard to how we use our gifts? How can your mission be at the heart of your budget? In Mission-based Budgeting: A Loving, Liberating, Life-Giving Practice (Part 2), Phyllis Jones shares her experience in the Diocese of New Jersey and details a step-by-step process to create a mission-based budget.
By Wendy Pineda
Wendy Pineda analiza las finanzas personales, y explica que las tres cosas más importantes que debemos saber son nuestros ingresos mensuales, nuestros gastos mensuales y la cantidad de deuda que tenemos.
By Wendy Pineda
What does a healthy approach to finance involve? And what steps can we take to improve both our personal and church finances immediately? In Healthy Finances, Wendy Pineda gives us easy tips to move towards sound financial management in all spheres of our life.
By Heidi Shott
The Diocese of Maine has taken the lead in securing a fair minimum wage for its lay employees. In Maine Puts its Money Where its Mouth Is, Heidi Shott describes the diocese’s path toward economic justice for lay employees.
By Ken Quigley
How is an endowment managed effectively and who is responsible for it? In Church Endowments: Blessing or Curse, Kenneth Quigley details the roles of those responsible as fiduciaries, explains the goals of an endowment committee and shares simple steps to help achieve those goals.
By Nancy Fritschner
Before putting together financial statements, it’s important to ask the question – who is reading this? In the Purpose of Basic Financial Statements, Nancy Fritschner presents four goals around presenting financial data that is clear, accurate and meets the needs of those who read it.