ECCU Blog

by Jac La Tour

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]

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by Mark Jones


Today marks the rollout of a brand new bill. Not new legislation, but something of more immediate value to any of us who hold one in our hand. I’m talking about the redesigned $100 U.S. note. [read more]

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by Mark Jones

When I was a kid, my mom always put vegetables on my plate, and I couldn’t leave the table until I ate them. When peas (which I hated) were on the menu, I’d eat everything else first. Then, when I was tired of waiting to go outside and play, I’d plug my nose, take some big bites, and choke them down. [read more]

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by Mark Jones

Online banking has become my primary means of managing funds and account information for all my corporate and personal accounts. It has become such a normal way of banking that I can’t imagine managing our accounts without it. [read more]

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by Mark Jones

Do online givers look or behave differently than those who chose to give by check or with cash? Recently, our partners MinistryLinq and ECFA published some research on this topic. [read more]

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