2023 EHF Transformation Cohort

EHF Transformation Cohort | 2023

Virtual Cohort

Applications are now closed!

We encourage you to reach out to an EHF staff member to learn more about the Transformation Cohort and future opportunities. Please contact us at congregations@episcopalhealth.org.

About the Transformation Cohort

Do you think it is time for a change? Do you feel like your ministry is spinning its wheels? Are you feeling stuck in your ministry? Then the transformation cohort may be for you. This cohort is designed to help you take your outreach ministries to the next level of engagement with your community.

The Episcopal Health Foundation’s (EHF) Congregational Engagement Team is launching a Transformation Cohort to help congregations move from charity-focused, transactional ministries to more transformative, community-engaged ministries. The cohort will encourage congregations to engage in conversation and cultivate partnerships within their communities. The process will expose congregations to innovative ways to interact within their community.

EHF is committed to moving Episcopal Church ministries from a transactional/direct service approach to one that engages the community. Examples of transformational ministry are those that meet with members of the community to determine what is needed, involve them in decision-making, and/or participate as partners in the ministry.


Your congregation should have a ministry idea or existing outreach ministry. You must also be willing to target and reach out to the community you are serving for conversation or for involvement in the ministry. The process will require a team with a minimum of three people to participate. At least two team members should attend per session, with one person attending all sessions. The cohort will include an orientation session and 4 one-and-a-half-hour sessions led by consultants with expertise ranging from Mental Health, Poverty Alleviation, Community Organizing, Community Development, Racial Justice and more… 

Process Overview and Key Dates

  • June 21, 2023: Application Due
  • August 16, 2023: Orientation
  • September/October 2023: Four (4) Learning sessions with various consultants
  • November 2023: In-Person Gathering
  • November 2023 – February 2024: Individual sessions with selected consultant
Contact Us!

We encourage you to consult with an EHF staff member to learn more about how the Transformation Cohort could benefit your ministry or if you are interested in future opportunities.

Congregational Engagement Staff: