Resources for Lay Leaders

First, we recommend reading this reflection on lay ministry by ECMN’s own Liza Anderson: The Priesthood of all Believers: The Uses & Abuses of a Doctrine.


  • Vestry Resource Guide, from the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF)
    The Vestry Resource Guide focuses on the importance of lay and clergy leadership teams, and includes comprehensive information and advice about the ministry of the vestry.
    Find a PDF here or buy a hard copy here.
  • Vestry Papers (ECF) offers vital practices for leading congregations.

Racial Justice and Healing

  • The Intercultural Development Inventory is a incredible resource and tool. Learn more here.



Data Management & Networking

Realm Connect Database: Realm is the database to which 1101 W. Broadway has switched. If your faith community is, will be, or even might be looking to switch to a new database, please join us for a demo on this software. There are a number of benefits, not the least of which is that you will not be alone! Please complete THIS SURVEY to help us find a day and time that may work for the majority of those interested. Please don’t hesitate to contact your Missioner for Networking, Sandra Stevenson, with questions:

Other ECMN Resources

Stay in Touch!

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Last but not least, your Missioners are always happy to help you find what you need or to act as thought partners. You can find all our contact information here.