filtered by Clergy Transition, Buildings and Grounds, Christian Formation + 2 other(s)
By Lisa Fischbeck
The Episcopal Church of the Advocate lost its best loved greeter and mouser this spring. Smoke the Advo-cat came initially to take care of a pernicious mouse problem but soon began to make himself an indispensable part of the church community.
By Isaac Everett
What do millennials need from the church? In Intentional Community, Isaac Everett explores a very real crisis that many young people have been thrust into – the lack of affordable housing, and offers hope and ideas for what the Church can do to create meaningful community for young people.
By Nelson Serrano
In A Young Person in a Young Church, Nelson Serrano narrates his experience of the Episcopal Church as a millennial in Colombia, telling us how a church that values the young becomes youthful and vibrant in its ideas and actions. This article is available in English and Spanish.
By Jay Sidebotham
Building up leaders who can get people moving and create a culture of discipleship in their communities requires intentional work. In Leading for Discipleship, Jay Sidebotham explains how important it is for leaders to be committed to discipleship to be able to propel their congregations forward on this important journey.
By Janet Lombardo
Communities often get tied up by their buildings, unwilling to see that new life can be had when we free ourselves from their constraints.
By Mike Chalk
Every so often the leadership of a congregation decides that it is necessary to spend some valuable time discerning what needs to be addressed.
By Jerry Keucher
The Discernment phase of a capital campaign is as important as either the Feasibility Study or the Solicitation phase, and it is a unique part of ECF’s capital campaign method.
By Linda Buskirk
St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Madison, Wisconsin, developed a fun way to communicate why projects to be accomplished in their capital campaign were important.
By Annette Buchanan
Let us all “Let go and let God”!!
By Melissa Rau
This month we offer five resources on discipleship. Please share this digest with new members of your vestry and extend an invitation to subscribe to ECF Vital Practices to receive Vestry Papers and the monthly digest.