filtered by Planned Giving, Conflict, Vision & Planning
By Lauren Grubaugh
En los estacionamientos de parroquias episcopales se ven frecuentemente automóviles con pegatinas en los parachoques que dicen “Somos la rama episcopal del Movimiento de Jesús”. La visión del Obispo Presidente Michael Curry figura frecuentemente en sermones, en el circuito de conferencias episcopales y en redes sociales como respuesta a la pregunta “¿episco qué?”.
By Anne Vickers
What role does financial strategy play in strategic visioning? In Through All Kinds of Weather, Anne Vickers shares the Episcopal Church’s unique five-step system of integrated support to transform us into mission-driven, financially-secure and sustainable congregations.
By Louise Baietto and Leslie Pendleton
Are you feeling stuck with your traditional six-year strategic plan? In Real-Time Strategy, Louise Baietto and Leslie Pendleton explain the importance of real-time strategic thinking and how ECF’s Strategic Solutions program can help.
By Melissa Rau
Beginning a strategic visioning process? In Eight Visioning Mistakes to Avoid, Melissa Rau lists common roadblocks that can slow down or halt a congregation’s strategic visioning goals and offers advice on how to avoid them.
By Charis Bhagianathan
In this issue, we bring you answers to your strategic visioning questions and invite you to look at the process through a fresh lens.
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 Melissa Rau
This month we are highlighting five resources to help your vestry or other church groups learn more about strategic visioning and planning.
By Janet Lombardo
Congregations often want to be all things to all people, jumping on every new idea without considering whether it supports the congregation’s mission to the community. The ideas may be good individually, but how do they align with the congregation’s mission and ministry? When a congregation fragments its mission, it is a recipe for failure.