by Jac La Tour

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

And where can you network with a couple hundred other ministry leaders while learning about these important topics?

The place to go is the 2012 Financial Forum for Ministries. For the fifth consecutive year, ECCU is teaming up with CapinCrouse LLP to offer this event in three California locations—Brea, San Diego, and Livermore. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

A key distinction between a financial cooperative like ECCU and other banking institutions is the difference between credit union members and bank customers: Customers simply conduct business at a bank. ECCU members don’t just bank at the credit union—they are the credit union. Because of this, our staff’s role is to partner with members to help them fulfill their missions. Ministry conferences are one good illustration of this distinction. We often work with member ministries and others to provide educational opportunities. In metaphorical terms, we see this as “fueling” ministry. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

Today’s changing world brings increased risks to churches and nonprofits in the areas of finance, tax, legal, and operations. Responding well to change begins with a fuller understanding of these risks. CapinCrouse LLP and ECCU have teamed up to offer a series of financial seminars to help churches and nonprofits better steward the resources and people entrusted to their care.

These daylong seminars will be offered in three locations in October: [read more]

by Jac La Tour

Ministry leaders, church business administrators, and financial decision makers near Sacramento and Livermore have two opportunities to network and learn together in July.

National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA) Chapter Meeting

Join other Sacramento-area church business administrators and financial decision makers for lunch, a presentation on church financial health, and a roundtable discussion. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

Members and staff from Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) will bring their “Investing in Ministry”® mindset to the 2012 National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA) Annual Conference in Houston, Texas, this summer. Networking and educational workshops presented by peers and experts will provide ample opportunity to contribute and grow during the conference, which is being held July 10–14 this year.

Conference attendees who register at ECCU’s booth in the conference exhibit hall will be eligible to win a new iPad®. (For the complete Official Rules*, visit

Are you going to the NACBA conference? You can learn more and register at