Ministry Development


June 1, 2011

Some six years ago, St. Alban's Church in Waco, Texas, had an average Sunday attendance of about 115 and a school that was struggling to survive – and a new rector, the Rev. Jeff Fisher, who was determined to find solutions for the church's difficulties.

Today St. Alban's has an ASA of...

April 2, 2008

The Society for the Increase of the Ministry (SIM) has announced the appointment of Thomas Moore III as its new Executive Director.

Moore comes to SIM after working most recently with the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral in the United States (FOCCUS); the Church Pension Group (CPG); and...

February 27, 2007

Engaging one another's "Baptismal Ministry Reports" was at the center of the agenda when Living Stones partners gathered in Spokane, Washington, February 17-20. "Most of us usually just race forward with ministry," commented Liz Magill of the Pastoral Excellence Project at Episcopal Divinity...

February 20, 2007

Clergy and laity of congregations seeking rejuvenation and vision will gather at the Four Points by Sheraton Phoenix Metrocenter in Phoenix, Arizona, for a Start Up! Start Over! seminar May 7-11.

Start Up! Start Over! is a national training event for clergy and laity that provides basic...

July 20, 2004

[ENS, New York, July 20, 2004] - The overall health of a parish or mission in terms of attendance figures and giving trends for a 10-year period can be viewed on-line thanks to a new service provided by the Episcopal Church's Congregational Development Program.

Designed to reflect trends...

January 13, 2000

How do you learn about God? In classes, in discussion groups, quietly chatting, reading? Theological education never really stops as Episcopalians explore not only the great issues that affect the church as a whole but those small points when each individual sees God working in his or her life...


A document by the Task Group on the Theology of Baptismal and Ordained Ministry, a task group of

The mission of the College for Bishops is to provide opportunities for

Used at the Episcopal Youth Event in 2002, EveryDay is a Christian, ecumenical ministry coalitio

A network of trainer/consultants committed to strengthening the skills of clergy and lay leaders