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The Constituency Model consists of concentric circles that represent levels of connection an organization’s constituents have to an organization. I have modified the model to fit the structure and life of the Episcopal Church. The model can serve as a powerful fundraising and engagement tool for finding donors and volunteers and more deeply engaging those who already contribute time and talent.
By Greg Syler
Documents developed by two congregations who envision a sharing future who have developed a covenant to guide their conversations to explore collaboration.
Is there a sure-fire way to set up a planned giving effort from scratch in a congregation? While there's no magic bullet, Jim Murphy, ECF's managing program director for financial resources, recommends these basic steps.
On Memorial Day and Veterans Day we honor and remember the men and women who have served in our Countrys armed forces. On these days, churches have an opportunity to remember those who are living - current members of the armed forces and veterans who make up our congregations and communities. Thank you to Kori Pacyniak from the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut for getting us started by sharing a list of resources for Memorial Day.
By Tyler D. Schleicher
If parishioners give electronically, how will their offerings get blessed? "I give electronically" cards may be the answer.
ECF Vital Teams consultant Rosa Lindahl believes a leadership team’s capacity to move into the future depends on its ability to function effectively. What can we, as congregational leaders, do to discuss more openly and honestly the ways in which our relationships with each other could be strengthened and built up?
Episcopalians on Baptismal Mission is a community of individuals and groups dedicated to the mission and ministry of all the baptized in daily life. Our vision is a church that sees the Dismissal as its primary focus: where its liturgy, pastoral care, Christian formation, and communications are directed toward "equipping the saints" for their mission and ministry in their daily lives.
Links to free Advent resources, calendars and devotions, reflections; St. Nicholas Day; and preparing for Christmas visitors at your church.
Does your congregation think about and talk about stewardship only during the annual funding campaign? If so, you’re missing year-round opportunities for formation. Not sure how to start? These two tools may help.
A Service of The Holy Eucharist and Healing A Ritual of Reconciliation developed as part of ‘Holy Conversations,’ a process developed in the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington to help congregations paralyzed by conflict, anger, grief, and/or fear begin the healing process necessary for them to live fully into their ministry.