filtered by Small Churches, Pastoral Care, Vision & Planning
By Josh Anderson
Like many of us, ECF Associate Program Director Josh Anderson has trouble with winter. But where there is challenge, there is also opportunity. He talks here about financial opportunities to be found during the bleakness.
By Ken Howard
The FaithX Project and the Episcopal Church Foundation are happy to announce that the popular Congregational Vitality Assessment is now available in Spanish.
By ECFVP Team
The Congregational Vitality Assessment (CVA) tool is designed to provide congregations with an assessment of their Vitality (how healthy they are) and their Sustainability (whether they have the people, financial, and contextual resources necessary to survive). The CVA is made available free to congregations of all denominations and religions by a partnership between The FaithX Project and the Episcopal Church Foundation. Access this groundbreaking Congregational Vitality Assessment Tool to gain insights into your congregation.
By ECFVP Team
An Asset-based Approach to Engaging Church and Community is a process for engaging church and community centered around the belief that individuals, groups, and communities have the gifts to address the needs they see around them. Explore the resource and free training modules to equip congregations and mobilize assets in your communities and neighborhoods.
By Charis Bhagianathan
In this issue, we want to share with you all some transformative tools that will breathe life into your ministry and give you ideas and practical ways to lean into the new year with resources to support your important work.
By Sandy Webb
COVID-19 has brought up a myriad of choices and decisions for churches, one of them being vaccinations. In our latest blog, The Rev. Sandy Webb discusses how his church approached vaccine mandates.
By Santi Rodríguez
Como nos lo cuenta este libro, la salud mental afecta a cada aspecto de la vida diaria. La salud mental es motivo de nuestra atención y por una buena razón. Según estimaciones de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, más de mil millones de personas sufren en todo el mundo enfermedades mentales.
By Santi Rodriguez
Mental illness in comunidades latinas is not something that is openly discussed. In Shared Anxieties, Santi Rodriguez talks to us about mental illness – often seen as taboo or a stigma in comunidades Latinas – and how important it is for us to talk about it openly and truthfully. He also gives us ideas on how to care for our mental health.
By Ken Howard
In our latest blog, the Rev. Ken Howard writes about clergy transition and how a process called Data-Grounded Discernment along with the newly re-designed CVA tool can inform your decision-making.
By Aisha Huertas
How can small churches operate from a mindset of abundance? In Beyond the Numbers, Aisha Huertas shares examples and lists practical ways in which small churches have massive positive impact in the communities around them.