Five Talents, headquartered in Vienna, VA, has a new executive director: Dale Stanton-Hoyle. Dale will be leading a Lunch ‘N Learn session for us next year in San Antonio talking about the work they are doing in the Sudan. Over the past ten years, Five Talents has worked with hundreds of communities across South Sudan, creating opportunity and hope in areas of desperate need. Where other organizations have failed, Five Talents’ unique approach has provided a foundation for sustainable business development in even the most difficult contexts.
How do we learn to turn to one another as an essential component in leadership in faith communities? In 2018, The Rectors and Deans who come together to participate in their Smart Start during the annual conference, will have an in-depth opportunity to explore this question.
CEEP Partner the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) has launched a new version of its Vital Practices’ website. As part of ECF’s mission is to strengthen the strategic, leadership, and financial capabilities of Episcopal congregations, dioceses, and other institutions, Vital Practices offers vestry members resources and tools to respond to the changing needs of the Church. Friendly staff, including Miguel Escobar (pictured below) are available to answer your questions.
The Consortium is one of Forward Movement’s partners for the Lent-Easter 2018 Good Book Club, and we hope you and your Church will join the movement! Episcopalians from around the world will be reading The Gospel According to Luke and the Book of Acts beginning on February 11th of 2018. It’s free, and it will help your congregation grow spiritual vitality.
The Anglican Theological Review (ATR) has announced that The Rev. Dr. Jason Fout and Scott MacDougall have been appointed Co-Editors in Chief of the Review effective September 1, 2017.
Transitions are a hot topic in the Episcopal Church right now, from best practices in using interims to how to create the best possible fit between churches and their new rector/dean. Transitions are a fact of life in CEEP parishes, and in 2018 we will feature a track on clergy transitions for those of you who anticipate the event in your future. This blog highlights some thought leaders from around the church on the subject.
Recently we outsourced a question from a non-CEEP member with a very small endowment who is considering growing their endowment and is working on how to allocate un-designated bequests. Should they allocate 100% or 25% or some other amount? We put the question to CEEP’s endowment trustees asking what they do and why. As usual, the responses were immediate and thoughtful. Here is a sampling of their responses.