Congregational Vitality

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February 28, 2005

The success of any advertising campaign to attract new people to our churches will always depend on careful preparation. Simply assuming our congregations know how to welcome guests can be risky.

In the Diocese of Texas, we took this seriously. We knew that those who walked through our...

October 22, 2004

Friday Forum: Voices and Views on Issues in the News

[ENS] Interest in a pair of conferences set for late October and early November continues to grow among Episcopal Church leaders across the United States.

Organizers of "Going Forward Together," a three-day event that will take...

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...

July 19, 2004

Note: The following titles are available from the Episcopal Book/Resource Center, 815 Second Ave., New York, NY 10017; 800.334.7626; https://www.churchpublishing.org/

To Read: GETTING THE WORD OUT: The Alban Guide to Church Communications, by Frederick H. Gonnerman (Herndon, Virginia:...

April 30, 2004

MORE THAN 400 Episcopalians from throughout New England recently gathered in Westborough, Mass., to enrich their understanding and experience of stewardship, evangelism and parish development.

“I feel very hopeful about our future as the Episcopal Church after seeing so many others...

July 30, 2003

Small churches are the heart of the Episcopal Church, comprising more than 60 percent of congregations. The Church in Small Communities legislative committee of General Convention took another step Tuesday night to support these congregations.

The committee will submit its recommendation...

July 30, 2003

Small churches are the heart of the Episcopal Church, comprising more than 60 percent of congregations. The Church in Small Communities legislative committee of General Convention took another step Tuesday night to support these congregations.

The committee will submit its recommendation...

June 19, 2002

'Our idea of evangelism seems to be getting all dressed up and wondering why no one else shows up for the party.' That's the phrase that really stuck with Jackie Fielding, who attended the 'Start Up! Start Over!' congregational development seminar, held in Park City, Utah, June 10-14.

'I...

November 19, 1998

More than 160 leaders with a passion for congregational vitality spent an intense 48 hours in October envisioning ways to build the Episcopal Church's capacity for ministry in the next eight years.

Sequestered at an airport hotel Oct. 19-21, the "stakeholders" wrestled with realities...

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