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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 Cathy Hornberger
This month we share five reflections on Easter.
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 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 Paul Klitzke
Paul Klitzke shares a vlog tour of ECF Vital Practices
By Betsy Ivey and Kirk Berlenbach
In our latest blog, Betsy Ivey and Kirk Berlenbach discuss the transition of older urban churches with diminishing congregations to a missional model based on outreach and service to the community.
By Nicole Foster
Nicole Foster details an unfortunate ritual of racism in the Church and how we can uproot it.
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.