filtered by Planned Giving, Conflict, Discernment
By Alissa Anderson
People often have strong opinions about what they believe millennials care (or not) about. In Millennial Mythbusters: Church Edition, Alissa Anderson dispels some common myths and shares truths about millennials and their life in church.
By Jim Murphy, Josh Anderson and Brad Roberts
Please join ECF to learn how tax law changes and other factors can enable you to give more to charity while also benefiting yourself. We look forward to giving you some interesting insights.
By Jim Murphy and Carsten Sierck
Join us to learn how your school can prepare both for the future of giving and the many changes that are coming.
By Mike Chalk
Every so often the leadership of a congregation decides that it is necessary to spend some valuable time discerning what needs to be addressed.
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 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 Annette Buchanan
We do need to reintroduce the topic of Gifts and Memorials for the church leadership and congregation. Here are a few ideas to consider.