filtered by Pastoral Care, 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 Susan Erdey
Susie Erdey explains why pledge transparency can only be beneficial to the life of both individual members and the parish as a whole.
By J. William Harkins, Ph.D., LMFT
J. William Harkins details different approaches to building resilience in the face of hardship.
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 Greg Syler
Reconciling all people to God in Christ and with one another is a full-time calling and a life’s occupation, and there’s no real time off in these positions, either. We invariably bring this stuff home. “Christianity is a contact sport,” a friend recently said.
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?