ECCU Blog

by Jac La Tour

This is the final post in our series of email interviews with presenters for the upcoming 2012 Financial Forum for Ministries.

Dave Moja is a partner and national director of not-for-profit tax services with CapinCrouse LLP. He will discuss recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS), congressional, and court pronouncements. He’ll also talk about ministers’ payroll and unrelated business income as well as health care compliance issues. Here are Dave’s responses to my questions. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

This is the fifth in our series of email interviews with presenters for the upcoming 2012 Financial Forum for Ministries.

Brian Kluth is former senior pastor of the First Evangelical Free Church in Colorado Springs, who commissioned him as a generosity minister-at-large to the global church, and founder of Maximum Generosity. He will appraise current funding realities in churches and ministries today and share best practices and resources that staff and leaders can use to inspire generosity and increase giving. Here are Brian’s responses to my questions. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

Would you like to learn about important ministry financial issues like the impact of ethics on accounting and how to stay informed on legislative changes affecting ministries? What about fundraising best practices or the challenging task of aligning your ministry’s money and mission?

You can learn about these topics and network with other ministry leaders at the 2012 Financial Forum for Ministries in Colorado Springs on December 4, 2012. For the fifth consecutive year, ECCU is teaming up with CapinCrouse LLP to offer this event. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

This is the fourth in our series of email interviews with presenters for the upcoming 2012 Financial Forum for Ministries.

Gary Hoag serves as the Generosity Monk, providing spiritual and strategic counsel for denominations like the Evangelical Free Church of America and the Anglican Mission in theAmericas, and for ministries like Prison Fellowship and International Health Services. He will speak at each of the three 2012 California forums about your stewardship responsibilities as a leader and encouraging others to generously participate in your ministry despite tough times. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

Okay, admit it. You work on your church’s administrative team and prefer that behind-the-scenes role to an up-front one. Well, for at least a day, you’ll have to accept a little public recognition. Thursday, October 18, is National Church Administration Day.

Sponsored by the National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA), this day “is a service event of local chapters to share their knowledge of accurate, current information and resources to assist Ministers and Laity in congregations with the administration of their churches.”

To learn more about how this purpose will play out at the NACBA chapter in your area, visit their website.