ECCU Blog

by Jac La Tour


It’s easy to think that identity theft happens to other people, until you become one of the other people. Then the nightmare begins.

One source estimates that 10 percent of Americans have had their identities stolen, costing them an average of $5,000 and requiring over 300 hours to recover from the theft. [read more]

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by Mark Jones

According to ECFA’s 2013 Annual State of Giving Report, giving to evangelical churches and ministries outpaced giving to secular charities in 2012. Charitable giving to ECFA-accredited organizations increased 6.4 percent in 2012 compared to 4 percent growth for the top 400 charities in America reported by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. To learn more, follow this link.

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by Mark Jones

 
Over the past couple hundred years, the practice of giving a love offering has evolved with the diverse history and traditions of America’s Christian community. In fact, the term “love offering” predates the enactment of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and does not appear in the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). However, the giving of love offerings has produced a number of cases on which the IRS has ruled. [read more]

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by John Campbell


Here’s a thought. All kinds of people are thinking about giving at Christmas and year-end, especially generous, kingdom-minded people. Of course the competition for givers’ attention is stiff during December. Retailers, movie studios, and sports leagues save their best stuff for the Christmas season. So why not pull in your most creative team and brainstorm some ideas that might inspire your people to give? [read more]

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by Jac La Tour

Should churches pay attention to organizations like the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF)? Based on a recent court ruling, the answer is emphatically yes. [read more]

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