filtered by Discernment
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
In this time of returning back to ordinary activities, it is a good time to be asking why are we here?
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.
By Annette Buchanan
What if collectively as congregations we agreed to rid ourselves of bad habits and engage in new practices that enhance the overall life of our church?
By Anna Olson
The church today is not so unlike Luke’s audience. As we invite new neighbors and speak to new people, we are less and less able to presume a common vocabulary of faith or a common set of agreed-upon hopes.
By Alissa Newton
Alissa Newton provides three ways to start thinking of vestry service as a vocation.
By Richelle Thompson
When we come to an end, what do we hope others remember of us? And how can we change what we’re doing right now to make that a reality?
By Linda Buskirk
There is a scary sense of the unknown at the start of a period of congregational discernment, whether for a potential capital campaign or for strategic visioning.
By Miguel Escobar
Miguel Escobar shares a tool that helps vestries and other leadership groups think through the strengths and weaknesses of an idea as a team.
By Brendon Hunter
Five resources to help your vestry, bishop’s committee, or other leadership group take a productive and life-giving retreat.