For over 35 years, the Episcopal Parish Network (EPN) has brought together ordained and lay leaders of the Episcopal Church for deep conversations about what matters most to us and what matters now. Our gatherings, whether in person or online, are hopeful, joyful times connecting us with each other while learning from insightful and influential thought leaders from across the country and around the world.
As a Member, You Will Receive These Benefits Free or at Reduced Rates.
Annual Conference – the largest annual gathering in the Episcopal Church. Read More
Digital Workshops – these “just-in-time” learning opportunities provide members with access to critical thinking, trends, and information impacting congregational life today. Read More
Secure Member Documents – a valuable perk of membership is access to our deep library of resource documents.
Thought Leadership – Episcopal Parish Network constantly engages with thought leaders to frame the most provocative questions and issues facing the Church today.
Episcopal Parish Network’s Annual Conference has become the largest and one of the most anticipated annual gatherings in the Episcopal Church. When we last gathered in person in 2022, over 500 members with 100 ministry partners and presenters came together to network, to learn, and to inspire each other. Registration for the Annual Conference will be available to members at a reduced rate. We hope you will join us.
These gatherings connect you and your staff to others throughout the Episcopal Church with similar interests and/or roles. Virtual and in-person gatherings allow you time to tackle topics more deeply. Importantly, these gatherings will help you and your staff develop peer relationships that are supportive, encouraging, and generous.
Digital workshops provide members with access to critical thinking, trends, and information impacting congregational life today. The best teachers and consultants from within and beyond the Episcopal Church lead these workshops. As a member, digital workshops and the EPN digital archives are available to you free of charge at any time and from any place — just when and where you need them.
For a detailed outline of upcoming workshops and archived recordings:
A valuable benefit of Episcopal Parish Network membership is access to our deep library of secured, resource documents. We have hundreds of password-protected documents in resource areas including:
›› Administration and Staffing
›› Church Fundraising
›› Endowments and Finance
›› Facilities and Technology
›› Governance and Leadership
›› Programs and Services
Members can access these password-protected resources here:
If you do not have your password, please contact us through the form below to request it. You may also use this form to inquire about joining the Episcopal Parish Network.
The Episcopal Parish Network constantly engages with thought leaders to frame the most provocative questions and issues facing the Church today. And we provide resources such as Life Beyond the Pledge and Plate and the Strategic Futures Initiative to help congregations pivot and adapt accordingly. Access to thought leaders and these resources are available to members at no charge.
Life Beyond Pledge and Plate: Supporting and Sustaining Ministry
In September 2019, the Episcopal Parish Network in partnership with Kanuga Conference Center and working with thought partner, Trinity Church Wall Street, hosted the first Life Beyond the Pledge and Plate gathering. With over 35 parish and congregational teams from across the country, EPN members and guests engaged in three days of facilitated conversation and collaborative learning about what questions to ask to ensure thriving ministry in a changing church.
We look forward to working with our partners again in the coming years to offer further Life Beyond the Pledge and Plate gatherings as we work to help strengthen leaders for the Church.
Click the password-protected link below to review the materials presented in 2019.
If you did not participate in the gathering, please contact us for access to the materials. email@example.com
Strategic Futures Initiative
The Strategic Futures Initiative (SFI) provides you with a series of congregational resource materials designed to help you and your congregation engage in guided conversations around strategic topics that impact you and the future of the Church. Topics include congregational leadership, economic models of church life, ministerial formation, buildings, endowments, and more. SFI materials are available to members free of charge.
Members seeking additional guidance with strategic conversations for the future may engage a Episcopal Parish Network affiliated consultant at a reduced rate. For more information visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of Episcopal Parish Network’s almost 200 members, we invite you to be a part of our mission to strengthen leaders for a changing Church. We thank you for your interest in joining us in this important work.
To start the application process, please click the button below.
For more information about membership in the Episcopal Parish Network, please contact Joe Swimmer, Executive Director at 415.505.8449 or email email@example.com