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By Mark Stevens
In Security Planning for Your Faith Community, Mark Stevens details a program he created that can help a church conduct an initial hazard assessment specific to its activities and location, develop an emergency action plan based on the assessment, and establish training and education programs.
By Tamara Plummer
In Mapping Assets Builds Resilience, Tamara Plummer writes about how the Episcopal Asset Map, a collaborative mapping project of Episcopal Relief & Development and the Episcopal Church, creates a more connected Church that can respond to disasters in the most under-resourced and unrepresented communities in the United States.
By Benge Ambrogi
In 2016, the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire received ECF’s Ministerial Excellence Fund (MEF) grant to help address the financial and leadership challenges of congregational ministry. In New Life for Congregations and Clergy, Benge Ambrogi describes the impact of this grant, and how it invigorated and inspired ministry in multiple churches in the diocese.
By Sally Benton
ECF is in the process of reimagining our historic Fellowship Partner’s Program and particularly the academic Fellows track, which is currently on pause. In The Role of Scholarship in the Episcopal Church, Sally Benton tells us about the process of listening and learning as ECF staff prepare recommendations and plan for the academic track’s relaunch.
By ECF Staff
What are the long-term effects of Covid-19 on faith communities and how are we tackling them? In Bridges to the Future: Addressing the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Faith Communities, ECF staff, in collaboration with Diocesan teams, share “new ministry models to ensure the sustainability and vitality of these communities over the long-term.”
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 Donald Romanik
ECF President Donald Romanik talks about diocesan finances and church streamlining in his latest blog.
By Greg Syler
Is your first virtual annual meeting coming up? In Annual Meetings Go Virtual, Greg Syler lists all the ways to embrace the positives of this format and make the most of this new reality as you plan your next online annual meeting.
By Carsten Sierck
La Ley CARES es una nueva ley compleja. El propósito de este memorando es solo presentar un resumen de disposiciones que pueden ser importantes para los esfuerzos de mayordomía de una iglesia. Los donantes siempre tienen que consultar a sus asesores profesionales antes de realizar una donación.
By Tim Scott, Tamara Plummer, King Mueller and Larry Campbell
This webinar will provide some clarity and direction for all of us as we explore our options with the CARES Act of 2020.
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