in Vestry Papers and filtered by Christian Formation, Change, Clergy Transition + 5 other(s)
By David Romanik
How do we respond when those who look and speak differently knock on our door? When two Swahili-speaking refugee families from Congo arrived at Church of the Heavenly Rest in Abilene, Texas, in 2013, the community’s first response was to help with their physical needs. In Breaking Down Walls, David Romanik shares the process of discernment and the practical steps that followed as they shifted their focus to bringing God’s purpose for the community to life.
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 Edgar Giraldo
El Ministerio de Comunicaciones en la Diócesis Episcopal de Puerto Rico está compuesto por un equipo de creativos que incluye un diseñador gráfico y un diseñador artístico.
By Pickett Wall
In times of fear and uncertainty, the church is our unchanging foundation. In What Happens When Soccer Practice Comes Back? Pickett Wall ponders how we will continue to be community and share our stories when this season of crisis ends.
By Jemonde Taylor
How are icons different from images? In Icons: One Thousand Painted Prayers, Jemonde Taylor delves into the world of spiritual iconography and explains how powerfully expressive icons can be in revealing the divine to us and in us.
By Edgar Giraldo
What does church look like when the communications ministry is viewed as an investment and not an expense? In The Heart of Church is Mission, Edgar Giraldo shares ways the Diocese of Puerto Rico uses communications as a way to further mission.
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 Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows
He llegado a comprender que el rol de un obispo es mayormente mantener a una diócesis sanamente entrelazada.
By Kelly Sundberg Seaman
When two congregations partner to share a rector, there is bound to be a period of change and adjustment. In Thanks to Thursday, Kelly Sundberg Seaman lists specific practices that aided the process, and explains how ECF’s Congregational Leadership Initiative can help your congregation as it did theirs.
By Morris Thompson
How does one cultivate a mentality of change? In Embracing Change, Morris Thompson narrates the experience of the Church of the Mediator in Meridian, Mississippi and their journey of reimagining what it means to be a neighbor with their community.