ECF Vital Practices
ECF Vital Practices offers vestry members and other congregational leaders the resources and tools to respond to the changing needs of the Church.
Visit the ECF VItal Practices website at www.ecfvp.org
The Episcopal Network For Stewardship
TENS is an association of church leaders who understand, practice, and proclaim God’s call to generosity and financial stewardship.
Visit the TENS website at www.tens.org
- Complete the US Congregational Life Survey.
- Contact The Rev. Canon d´Rue Hazel to secure a consultant.
- Consultant meets with Vestry to review results of US Congregational Life Survey, and determine with…
An great way to evaluate the progress of your congregation is to repeat the US Congregational Life survey. Taking the survey every three or four years is recommended so that you can compare your congregation’s improvement in the relevant measures of congregational strength as well as opinions on other questions. Understanding this kind of information will be especially useful f…Read More »
RenewalWorks is a catalyst for refocusing parishes (and the individuals in them) on spiritual vitality. It has been tailored to the Episcopal tradition, adapting 10 years of research that has uncovered key characteristics of flourishing congregations. It will inspire your congregation and leadership to rediscover who Jesus is, and what it means to follow him.
Through a guided me…Read More »
Rectors and Priests-in-Charge provide training for Eucharistic Ministers. After completing this training, priests complete the Licensed Ministries Request Form and return it to EDUSC, Attn: Julie Derrick, 1115 Marion Street, Columbia, SC 29201. As part of EDUSC's continuing efforts to conserve paper, the completed forms can also be scanned and emailed to Julie Derrick for process…Read More »
As Christians, we live in a covenant relationship with God and with one another. Through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, we enter into a sacred covenant in which we pledge to live lives that “seek and serve Christ in all persons,” and to “respect the dignity of every human being.” Because incidents of violence, hatred, and sexual misconduct occur in our world, the Church …Read More »
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2009 revised the canons known as Title IV to make clergy discipline first and foremost a process of discernment, mediation and pastoral response rather than one that is legalistic and judicial. The process now models those used in the medical, legal and social work professions. The revised canons went into effect on July 1, 2011.
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