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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 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
Nicole Foster details an unfortunate ritual of racism in the Church and how we can uproot it.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
After several attempts to add the daily office to the Advocate’s liturgical offerings through the years, both in person and online, Covid has given us the inclination and the desire to make it happen. Zoom has made it possible.
By Amanda L. Nickles
In Let’s Remember Hope, Amanda Nickles remembers words from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s powerful I Have a Dream speech and is hopeful that we can all live united in love, care and compassion for one another.
By Ken Howard
In "I Can’t Breathe" - Mapping Systemic Racism, Ken Howard uses mapping and probability to prove that systemic racism exists. See for yourself.
By Greg Syler
Would your small church be better off in collaboration with another small church? In his latest blog, Greg Syler proposes that the Episcopal Church use some multisite thinking. He presents statistics to show that the movement towards multisites is growing and that its practitioners are happy with the model.
By Lisa G. Fischbeck
Many have used metaphor to teach about the Church, the church as a mother, etc. In her blog, Lisa Fischbeck compares small and mid-sized churches to corgis, agile little dogs that have the fortitude of big dogs but with small dog advantages.