Mission

This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the platform including how to search for information and how to update the information about your church or facility, and will draw on a variety of resources including stories…
How does your parish engage with its surrounding community?
By Uriel Lopez
In a changing world, the Missionary Church needs leadership and trust. The Rev. Uriel Lopez describes in A Two-in-One Ministry Grows in Houston how forming San Romeo at St. Christopher’s showed him that the leadership of the …
Reflection on the second annual Missional Voices National Gathering.
A dear friend recently celebrated 10 years of ordained ministry. As part of his reflection on the role of the priest today, he asked me what qualities I thought priests needed to have today.
I don’t like ‘stewardship season’ because it feels like a missed opportunity to have a big, amazing conversation about what we do have, and how we could re-organize and renew as church.
As a leader in the church, I must be ready to help empower those around me to pursue God’s mission as they see it. Folks don’t need to wait for an “official” ministry or some special request. If you see a way to help someone,…
In 2015, Vital Posts recorded the planting of a new Episcopal congregation in Brownsburg, Indiana, just outside Indianapolis. The small seed of a congregation that Fr. Gray planted has grown to nearly 130 people of Good Samar…
By Rebecca Wellborn
Rebecca Wellborn writes about the significance of gathering rural church leaders and the difference it is making in communities across the Diocese of Dallas.
What if God is up to something big and global, but it can only be discovered through the small and local?
During the webinar, we will discuss the links between collective and servant leadership in transforming education and social outcomes.
By Janice Ford
For Janice Ford and Peter Kosciusko, their commitment to the full recovery and rehabilitation of men incarcerated in the local county jail was the catalyst for the transformation of the rectory at their Episcopal Church into …
By Susan Kleinwechter
Some churches lean on their visioning statements to drive them toward community partnerships. In “Pasture to Partnerships” Susan Kleinwechter shares how a community partnership not only helped with maintenance of St. Martin-i…
You can always find the divine at work in this life if you open your heart and soul to the stories that lurk beneath the often over-produced surface.
At what point do we stop dreaming about what we can be and do?
What the Church does (or should do) is all missional. But I think too often we forget that.
It is also important that the growth of congregations be not only numerical but also spiritual.
A 2016 ECF Fellow, Derek has worked on food and housing justice issues with low-income people and people experiencing houselessness for the past ten years, and through his Fellowship will continue to run Trinity Church Asbury…
I won’t be leading any missionary journeys to Mars, but I think I am learning a thing or two about missional work from this series.
We’ll need these precious, quiet times in the year – these times when the world around seems to hush, even for just a bit – so we can come indoors, reflect, give thanks, and look forward – this dynamic communal motion which i…