filtered by Conflict, Finance
By Juliette Acker
A sustainable endowment depends on wise spending. Do you need to take a fresh look at how you make spending decisions at your church? In the following infographic, we clarify five common misconceptions that may affect your endowment spending decisions.
By Sandra Montes
How can the church make a difference in creating just economic systems? In Managing Assets to be Stewards of Humanity, Sandra Montes leads a conversation with Steven Lee, Bishop Matthew Heyd and Miguel Escobar as they discuss our moral imperative as Christians to help liberate those in economic bondage, particularly in the context of credit unions.
By Cate Anthony
Cancel-culture and the associated idea of irredeemability it carries has become common in our world. But how do we reconcile that as Christians? In Call-out Culture’s Shadow Side, Cate Anthony raises important questions on justice, othering and redemption.
By Charis Bhagianathan
In this issue, we highlight traditional tools, as well as relationship-building and partnership-focused ideas to consider that will enrich our learning and service to our Church.
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 Annette Buchanan
Inequity and justice are common threads among these realities.
By Carsten Sierck and Demi Prentiss
Social distancing puts a strain on church finances. When online worship makes passing the plate impossible, who’s handling the money and who’s keeping track of it?
ECF staff discuss ideas and means by which you can make a charitable contribution to your local parish or other Episcopal charity during COVID-19.
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 Demi Prentiss
A history day offers an opportunity to engage a group of leaders and perhaps even the entire congregation in recognizing and reflecting on how the faith community understands and uses money.