ECCU Blog

by Jac La Tour

Okay, you know cash reserves are important, and you’ll do the work to figure out how much your organization needs. But what if there were a tool to quickly calculate approximately what that amount will be?

Here it is! Click on it to see more detail and to access a white paper to help you do the detailed calculation.

by Chris Hernandez

Ever wonder what your money is doing when you aren’t using it? Sure, it’s sitting in your savings account earning interest. At ECCU, we tell our members that their deposits also help to fuel ministry. But what does that look like? [read more]

by Jac La Tour

If you’ve signed up for the Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) National Conference in Dallas April 14–16, you’re already gearing up for educational overdrive. The speakers and sessions promise to deliver on the Kingdom Outcomes theme by equipping attendees for greater kingdom impact.  [read more]

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]

by Mark Jones

Did you know that we found a direct correlation between a ministry becoming financially distressed and maintaining adequate cash reserves? Certainly makes sense that if you have a buffer, your ministry is less likely to focus on survival. So why don’t more ministries maintain adequate reserves?

Just as in our personal lives, putting money aside takes intentionality and discipline. Helping a ministry understand why cash reserves are so important is a first step in this process. Here are the three main reasons a ministry needs to maintain cash reserves: [read more]