ECCU Blog

by Mark Jones

It’s time again for the federal government to announce next year’s rates and limits for various federal programs. Some of those most applicable to ministries and their employees are: [read more]

by Susan Rushing

As you steward the financial resources entrusted to your ministry, one way to deter fraud is to establish internal controls around your checking account activities. Here are some best practices you should consider adopting: [read more]

by Jac La Tour

This is the fourth in our series of email interviews with presenters for the upcoming 2012 Financial Forum for Ministries.

Gary Hoag serves as the Generosity Monk, providing spiritual and strategic counsel for denominations like the Evangelical Free Church of America and the Anglican Mission in theAmericas, and for ministries like Prison Fellowship and International Health Services. He will speak at each of the three 2012 California forums about your stewardship responsibilities as a leader and encouraging others to generously participate in your ministry despite tough times. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

Okay, admit it. You work on your church’s administrative team and prefer that behind-the-scenes role to an up-front one. Well, for at least a day, you’ll have to accept a little public recognition. Thursday, October 18, is National Church Administration Day.

Sponsored by the National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA), this day “is a service event of local chapters to share their knowledge of accurate, current information and resources to assist Ministers and Laity in congregations with the administration of their churches.”

To learn more about how this purpose will play out at the NACBA chapter in your area, visit their website.

by Jac La Tour

This is the third in our series of email interviews with presenters for the upcoming 2012 Financial Forum for Ministries.

David Lee is a ministry development officer with ECCU. He will speak at all four forums about how to evaluate your ministry’s mission/money alignment and adjust spending to improve it. Here are David’s responses to my questions. [read more]