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]

by Jac La Tour

It seems a lot of ministry leaders resonate with this question, because hundreds of them signed up for our recent webinar series called Funding Your Vision. Before the series began, I blogged an interview with each of the experts who presented. Now the recordings from these three webinars are available online: [read more]

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]