Vitality Improvement Program for Small Congregations Now Accepting Applications

The FaithX Project
Posted Jul 27, 2022

Are you interested in helping the small congregations in your diocese thrive like never before?

Do you want to discern how your small congregations can become sustainable for years to come?

Would your small congregations benefit from research-grounded, state-of-the-art, vitality assessment tools and consulting worth tens of thousands of dollars for a small fraction of the typical cost?

The FaithX Project is pleased to announce that our Vitality Improvement Program for Small Congregations (VIP) is now accepting applications.* VIP is a 3-year program designed specifically to provide reduced-cost resources, coaching, and consultation to small Episcopal congregations through their dioceses that will allow congregations to assess their vitality and sustainability, then develop effective vitality and sustainability improvement strategies by better engaging the neighborhoods they serve.

If your diocese is Interested participating in the VIP project along with a cohort of small congregations, please submit your application via the link below. If your diocese is accepted, FaithX staff will then help you recruit a Diocesam VIP Project Team, then work alongside the team to identify 7-10 small congregations most likely to benefit from the program.

Click here to access our Online Application Packet

This Application Packet includes all the materials necessary to apply for acceptance into the program, including:

  • Overview
  • Timeline
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Definitions
  • Diocesan Application Form (please read the other documents before completing).

This is a 3-step process: 

  1. Diocese submits a Diocesan Application Form to FaithX (by 8/30/22).
  2. FaithX reviews applications, and selects and notifies the 5 dioceses selected to participate in the program(by 9/19/22).
  3. FaithX meets with diocesan leadership to begin the process of recruiting a project team and selecting 7-10 congregations with an ASA between approx. 30-70 and which are likely to benefit from the program (10/5/22 2:00-4:30pm ET on Zoom).

We would like to express our immense gratitude to Trinity Wall Street Philanthropies for awarding FaithX a leadership grant that made our VIP for Small Congregations project possible. Other financial and/or in-kind supporters include:DatastoryEpiscopal Church Foundation, and the FaithX VIP Scholarship Fund.

If you have any questions, please contact us at info@faithx.net.

Click here to access our Online Application Packet