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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 Cathy Hornberger
This month we offer five resources on race and multi-cultural congregations.
By Donald Romanik
Earlier this year, our Board of Directors adopted the “ECF Compass” – a rearticulation of our Purpose, Mission and Vision. This document also highlights who we are, what we do and how we do it. In addition to describing ourselves as Episcopal, Independent and Lay-led, we also state that ECF is inclusive, i.e, “we are anti-racist and committed to social justice, equity, diversity and inclus...
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 Richelle Thompson
In breakout sessions and a Q&A period, the sentiment was universal: we want to read scripture. We need to read it. God is calling us to read, reflect, and respond.
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 Linda Buskirk
In our latest blog, Linda Buskirk explores a fascinating idea, that every congregation should have a “story steward” to collect memories about their experiences with the church.