For all the negative impact of the Great Recession, one upside is that more ministry leaders are attentive to economic trends. They’ve learned that churches and other ministries aren’t as insulated from economic downturns as they once were.
So what’s happening with the economy today? To find out, ECCU CFO Mike Koch posed some questions to economist Stuart Strother, a professor at Azusa Pacific University (APU). [read more]
It seems a lot of ministry leaders resonate with this question, because hundreds of them signed up for our recent webinar series called Funding Your Vision. Before the series began, I blogged an interview with each of the experts who presented. Now the recordings from these three webinars are available online: [read more]
Five events. Five cities. Four dates. Maybe we should call it the Generis & ECCU Tour.
Actually, we’re calling this first-time series of luncheon events Funding and Facilities: Resourcing the Growing Church. And we’re excited to be partnering with our friends at Generis to present it. [read more]
If you’re an ECCU member and are free Wednesday morning, August 28, you might want to set an appointment in your calendar for 8:30 to 9:20 a.m. That’s when ECCU staff gather for our weekly staff meeting , and we’ll be hearing from a very special guest speaker that day.
U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R), chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, is coming to speak about the committee’s efforts to end human trafficking. [read more]
I’ve written before about the impact of the Great Recession on financing for ministries. Is it harder to qualify for a loan? What about interest rates? And when should a ministry say no to financing as an option for funding their ministry? David Lee is an ECCU relationship manager with two decades of experience working through these questions with ministry leaders. So I asked him to weigh in on them. Here’s what he said. [read more]