Key Resources for Faith Communities

Vestries and Bishop’s Committees

Vestry Orientation

Episcopal Church Foundation | Free Webinar

Understand roles, responsibilities, and best practices for vestries.


Cultivating the Missional Church: New Soil for Growing Vestries and Leaders

Randy Ferebee | Book

Addresses church functions like governance, modeling, collaboration, mission, change and leadership.


Vestry Resource Guide

Episcopal Church Foundation |Book

Find comprehensive information and advice about the ministry of the vestry, leading faith communities, stewardship, and navigating clergy transitions.


Missional Leadership I: Participating in God’s Life and Love for the World

School for Formation | Online Course

Explore biblical and theological understandings of mission as we seek to understand the church’s identity and purpose in a post-establishment, post-colonial era.


Ways to Let God Lead your Vestry

Episcopal Church Foundation | Free Webinar

Addressing how clergy and vestry leaders can re-envision their vestry so members can help the church stay focused on what matters most: what God is up to in the lives of church members and their neighbors.


Finance & Management

Finance Resource Guide

Episcopal Church Foundation | Kindle Book

Basic, practical, and theologically grounded financial resources for local mission and ministry.


Management Resources

ECMN | Webpage

Supply Clergy, Insurance, Property Management Safety Audit, Prayer Calendar and more.


Communications

Developing Your Communications Plan

Episcopal Church Foundation | Webinar

Focuses on developing a communications plan by considering message, audience, and effective communication tools.


Communicators Network

ECMN | Online & in-person

Network of communicators across the state who share resources, ideas, and support.


Social Justice & Community Engagement

Joint Religious Legislative Coalition

JRLC | Online & in-person

Interfaith network of religious leaders across the state, working to influence legislation to better serve all God’s people.


Minnesota Council of Churches

MCC | Online & in-person

Ecumenical community connecting, engaging, and renewing across the state.


Formation

Resource Center for Churches

RCC | Online & in-person

Individual faith communities can purchase memberships for a cost-effective way to access new curriculum.


ECMN Curriculum

ECMN | Resource List

Document that links to faith formation curriculums in use in faith communities across ECMN, in ministries with children, youth, and families.


Safe Church & Emergency Management

ECMN Safe Church

ECMN | Policies, Process, Trainings

Website that provides information about canonically-required Safe Church policies and processes, and required trainings for those working with vulnerable populations


Safety Audit

ECMN | Assessment

Work with Reverend Tim Kingsley to assess safety and emergency management needs in your faith community.


Pastoral Care

Pathwright Courses

Pathwright | Online Courses

Access a number of courses for individuals or groups. Recommended: Eucharistic Visitation with Tim Spannaus and How to Help a Sick Friend with Joyce Mercer.


School for Formation

ECMN | Hybrid Courses

Leaderwise offers two Pastoral Care courses through the School for Formation, including online and in-person components.