by Jac La Tour

Here are some questions for those of you who handle church finances: [read more]

by Jac La Tour

Does the constant change in existing social media and proliferation of new social media and shifting opinion about the best use of social media leave you confused or frustrated or ambivalent about social media?

Yeah, whatever. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

News of a bug in Microsoft’s popular browser Internet Explorer (IE) has personal computer users concerned. Forbes reports that “a sophisticated hacker group has already been exploiting the flaw in a campaign dubbed ‘Operation Clandestine Fox’, which targets US military and financial institutions.”

The danger is that anyone using IE could have their PC compromised if they visit a hostile website. The good news for ECCU members is that this vulnerability does not affect servers such as those used at the credit union, which means members can safely use IE to visit the ECCU website.

Until Microsoft is able to fix this bug, it’s best to use a browser other than IE for general browsing. For more information, visit this Department of Homeland Security-sponsored website.

by Jac La Tour

I’ve written recently about operational cash reserves and why they’re so important for your ministry.  To calculate the right amount of operational reserves you need to identify three things:  [read more]

by Mark G. Holbrook

Songs have a way of communicating magnificent realities with a minimum of words. Such is the case with one of my favorite hymns—Great Is Thy Faithfulness. Notice how this brief line captures the spirit of the gospel: Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.

These few words also capture the reality of what God did in and through ECCU in 2013. This alliance of people and organizations began the year trusting Him for the strength to fuel ministry each day. Given continued economic uncertainty, we also hoped for a year of financial stability. Our faithful God had much more in mind. [read more]