In the second post of a three-part blog series, the Rev. Greg Syler continues the story of Resurrection Parish in St. Mary’s County, MD and presents “an exercise in ‘dilemma flipping’ – taking what some might see as a crisis …
In the second of a two-part post, the Rev. Greg Syler poses a problem to be solved – that The Episcopal Church has too many buildings. Read on to learn more.
In this first of a two-part post, the Rev. Greg Syler proposes a novel way to manage church properties – sell them. Or give them away. Read on to learn more.
What is ABCD? Asset Based Community Development is a way of looking at the people and organizations in your particular community by acknowledging and highlighting their gifts, strengths, and relationships.
Read a reflection from The Rev. Dr. Maria B. Sanzo, Vicar St. Raphael the Archangel, Brick, NJ, on her recent Pivot experience.
In ECF’s Endowment Management’s latest blog post, learn what ESG investing is and how it covers issues as diverse as CEO compensation and pollution.
Looking to inspire new gifts to your endowment? Today's donors give where they see impact. Discover how to tell the story of your endowment and engage parishioners in our latest blog post, Telling Your Endowment Story.
In our latest blog, the Rev. Lisa G. Fischbeck discusses the idea of churches stepping up to address social issues previously handled by government or non-profit organizations, specifically housing.
Richelle Thompson advises all vestries to put buying an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on the agenda.
In our latest blog, the Rev. Sandy Webb writes about the ancient practice of gleaning, leaving excess grain for those who are experiencing hunger, and its application for modern communities.
Craig Townsend writes in our blog about his journey to become Historian in Residence for Racial Justice for the Diocese of Long Island and his work.
The Rev. Canon Annette Buchanan discusses the Commission of Black Ministry and the importance of collaboration in our latest blog.
In his latest President's blog, Donald Romanik discusses Eastertide and the state of church.
In “What’s My Purpose?”, Ken Mosesian addresses a question that has occurred to most people. He says, “All of us – without exception – have been given a gift by God. Some of our gifts may seem similar, but because we are uniq…
The ECF Board of Directors gathered at St. Bartholomew's in NYC on November 12, 2021. During a Eucharist service that day, the Rt. Rev. Dean Wolfe delivered this sermon reminding everyone why they should be Episcopalians.
Earlier this year, our Board of Directors adopted the “ECF Compass” – a rearticulation of our Purpose, Mission and Vision. This document also highlights who we are, what we do and how we do it. In addition to describing ourse…
In Part Two of their blog, Betsy Ivey and Kirk Berlenbach discuss transformational vestries and governance that focuses on missional ministry. They say that the charge of the transformative vestry is to go deeper into the un-…
Alan Bentrup compares a composer trapped in a prisoner of war camp with the Church affected by COVID-19. Although the composer is subject to deleterious conditions, he composes in the camp because of who he is intrinsically. …
While the COVID-19 lockdown over the past several weeks has been difficult for all of us, it has created incredible opportunities to connect with one another in new and innovative ways, even while physically apart.
How can we have a bold and serious conversation as The Episcopal Church about ways to mobilize our buildings? Greg Syler contributes our latest blog, sharing his thoughts on this question.