Resources for Congregations

Evangelism and Mission

Alpha, the most popular evangelism program in the Anglican Communion, includes a basic course in Christian faith designed for lapsed or non-Christians plus other courses that can be used anytime.

 

MissionInsite is a powerful tool to help your leadership understand your community and church for mission and evangelism. Registration required, please contact Canon Nunez at tnunez@cfdiocese.org for details.

Perspectives is a fifteen week course designed around four vantage points or “perspectives” — Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic. Each one highlights different aspects of God’s global purpose.

 

Outreach Magazine is a source for promotional ideas and materials that can be useful in reaching out to your community. Back to Church Sunday, Christmas and Easter are common possibilities, plus other education programs.

 

Stewardship
The Episcopal Network for Stewardship provides resources for every aspect of stewardship. The diocese has purchased a membership for all of our churches. Please contact Canon Nunez at tnunez@cfdiocese.org for current login instructions.

 

The Episcopal Church Foundation provides training, programs and materials to help your church with long=range stewardship issues like planned giving, wills, trusts and capital campaigns.

 

Vestry

ECF Vital Practices: Vestry Papers provides articles, webinars and references for vestries sorted by topic.

 

A guide to help congregations with new clergy leadership get off to a good start.

Available through major booksellers

ISBN-10: 0898694752

ISBN-13: 978-0898694758

 

A guide to help vestry members grow as faithful and effective leaders in their church.

Available through major booksellers

ISBN-10: 0898695694

ISBN-13: 978-0898695694

 

Kevin Martin’s blog on Congregational Development

 

 

 A resource for consulting and advice on Congregational Development

 

 

Studies

A series of 3 7-part studies on the death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the promised gift of the Holy Spirit. Available through major booksellers

The Bible Challenge is a daily guide to read the entire Bible over a year. It includes devotions which reflect on each day’s readings.

 

 

Children and Youth

The Good News Club is an after-school Bible study program designed for elementary schools.

 

 

 

Godly Play invites children to explore their faith through story, to gain religious language and to enhance their spiritual experience though wonder and play.