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By Carsten Sierck
Should your church have an endowment? What is an endowment and why does it matter? Read on for answers from ECFs Endowment Management Team.
By Josh Anderson
Like many of us, ECF Associate Program Director Josh Anderson has trouble with winter. But where there is challenge, there is also opportunity. He talks here about financial opportunities to be found during the bleakness.
By David W. Peters
The Rev. David Peters Shares Five Resources on Pandemic Church
By Greg Syler
Greg Syler asks “to what kind of future do we wish to return”. Do we as a church want to go back to the slow decline we were experiencing or take the time to fundamentally change the way we do business so that we fix our problems instead of patching them?
By Ken Mosesian
In our latest blog, Ken Mosesian advises us to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and to talk about both religion and politics. Both are powerful belief systems that underlie how people identify and should be shared. What do you think?
By Ranjit Mathews
In our latest blog, Ranjit Mathews addresses the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol and its part in the White supremacy woven through United States’ history.
By Nicole Foster
You wouldn’t think that hazing could be part of the process of taking holy orders, but unfortunately, it is. Nicole Foster explains what the term “apostolic hazing” means and what we can do about it.
By Nicole Foster
Nicole Foster explores David’s situation as he is betrayed by Saul. She explains how God had a higher purpose for David that needed this step to take place, so that David could become a king in his own right.
By Betsy Ivey and Kirk Berlenbach
In our latest blog, Betsy Ivey and Kirk Berlenbach discuss the transition of older urban churches with diminishing congregations to a missional model based on outreach and service to the community.
By Michael Carney
Our latest blog explores the ideas of metamorphosis and transfiguration. When was the last time you went up on a mountain, and what did you see?