Episcopal Resource Center
Located at St. Thomas, Sunnyvale
Documents from Diocesan Conferences
The Conference Education Resource Team provides several educational events each year. Contact for Conference Education and Resource Team (CERT): Ann Wright
- Ask, Thank, Tell Stewardship Conference - Presented March 13, 2010
- Tweet if U ♥ Jesus - Presented January 16, 2010
Episcopal Church Resources
- About The Episcopal Church / La Iglesia Episcopal
- Website of The Episcopal Church in the USA
- General Convention, Executive Offices
The General Convention is the triennial gathering of deputies, bishops, visitors and friends from around the world to consider the state of the church and its work in the world.
- General Convention 2006 - 75th General Convention: June 13-21, in Columbus, OH.
- Asian Ministries, Office of (ECUSA)
- Clergy Finder
- Episcopal Homes Foundation
- Episcopal Life Online
formerly Episcopal News Service
- Episcopal Public Policy Network
The Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) is a nationwide grassroots network of Episcopalians who call and write their members of Congress and the Administration to advocate positions of the Church. Members of the EPPN receive policy alerts updating them on what is happening in Washington, the Church's position on public policies, and techniques and information on contacting their government leaders. EPPN members also receive a congressional directory and action guide, legislative updates and newsletters, training in advocacy methods, online resources and sample letters.
- Episcopal Relief & Development
Official blog of the Episcopal Church, USA
- Estate Planning
- Parish Finder
- Presiding Bishop
- Province VIII
Congregrational Development Resources
See also Diocesan Administration and Finance Resources.
- Adult Education - More Opportunities are Better
This PDF file and others are available from this free downloads link on the Leader Resources web site.
- Anti-Racism Resource List
From the Episcopal Church Center, June 2003
- Bishop's Blend Organic Coffee
- Coda Alliance
The Silicon Valley community coalition for end-of-life care. Coda: A passage at the conclusion of a piece of music, summing up preceding themes and bringing the piece to a satisfactory close.
- Committee on Vitality and Growth (ECR)
- Congregational Resource Guide
The Alban Institute and the Indianapolis Center for Congregations have prepared this Internet-based guide to help congregational leaders connect with the resources they need to solve problems and encourage transformation in their communities of faith.
- "Congregations" Magazine
Did you know that the Commission on Congregational Vitalization has arranged for every congregation to receive a year’s subscription to Congregations, the quarterly publication of Alban Institute? Check with your rector/vicar and be encouraged! The subscription is for the calendar year 2004 and made possible by a generous grant from the Diocese of Connecticut!
- Education for Ministry
An adult formation class intended for the education of the laity in the Episcopal Church. It is also recommended for those considering ordained ministry.
- Episcopal Resource Center (ECR)
Serving parishes, missions and staff by collecting, maintaining and circulating resources such as periodical, principal resource topics, teaching materials, and videos/DVD's that aid education, ministry and spiritual growth.
- Episcopal Science, Technology, and Faith
Includes a link to the resource "Catechism of Creation". The Episcopal Church Network for Science, Technology and Faith intends to facilitate dialogue between this Church and members of the scientific, technical, and medical communities, to be an eduational resource for this Church, its seminaries, and the wider Christian community, and to provide guidelines in Christian ethics for use in everyday decisions within contemporary American culture.
- Godspy Open Forum
- Groundwork - Digging Deep for Change and Growth
Resources for reflection on the study and proclamation of the Lenten Sunday Scripture cycle and learning about evangelism, congregational invitation, and mission in the present changing context.
- Good News
Concerned about ways in which to make it possible to discuss difficult matters? You might want to be guided by the excellent document from the Episcopal Divinity School: "Good News - A Congregational Resource for Reconciliation"
- Kyros Ministry
An ecumenical ministry, born of and housed in the Congregational Church of San Mateo, CA, led by Rev. Dr. Kibbie Ruth. Kyros provides abuse prevention education, as well as consultation and intervention to many churches in the Bay Area.
- Live Earth Farms
- Polarities Exercise - PPT
Powerpoint file of exercise used at Diocesan Convention 2005
- Polarities Exercise - PDF
Exercise done at Diocesan Convention 2005
- Publishers' Phone Numbers
From the Episcopal Church Center
- Sharing in the Spirit
Lost hope that meetings can be rejuvenating? Check out the wonderful resource from www.interweave.org: “Sharing in the Spirit group process”! See also http://www.interweave.org/companf.htm.
- Simplicity, by the Rev. Renee Miller
- Small and Rural Church Bibliography
- Stepping Stones to Spiritual Growth
Stepping Stones essays will look at films, books, contemporary culture and modern day issues from a spiritual and theological perspective, gleaning insights about our connection to God and our relationships with others. Each of the Stepping Stones is intended to be used as a tool for spiritual development.
- Start Up Start Over
- Vestry Resource and Training Bibiliography, Episcopal Resource Center, September 2009
- Via Media
Want to know the "value" of a volunteer? How to find them? How to nurture them? Check out the small document, "Volunteers -- finding them, keeping them, caring for them."