Day: June 24, 2012

Executive Council, the PB, the COO and the budget: one member’s story

Several recent events have raised quite public questions about the Council’s competency. As a member of that body, I confess to being shocked by these developments – not because of the criticism (that comes with the territory), but because of concerns these developments raise about the direction of The Episcopal Church.

Church giving down,
bring in the pros?

Evans offered several reasons for the decline, including increased competition from a proliferating number of non-religious organizations, a decrease in church attendance, and a general lack of sophistication within religious institutions regarding fundraising. “Clergy in America have not been sufficiently trained as CEO’s of institutions to be comfortable and conversant with contemporary fundraising technology and techniques”

On the road to the promised land

Psalms 66, 67 (Morning) Psalms 19, 46 (Evening) Numbers 14:26-45 Acts 15:1-12 Luke 12:49-56 And the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying: How long shall this wicked congregation complain against me? I have heard the complaints of the Israelites, which they complain against me. Say to them, “As I live,” says the Lord, […]