ECCU Blog

by Jeremy Moore

What is the one area that we see derail more ministries than any other? I’m sure you’ve already guessed that it has little to do with macro economic conditions or the weather.

In good times and bad, the area that poses the greatest threat to ongoing success in ministry is a loss (or perceived loss) of integrity.

Here are three steps you can take to ensure that your ministry keeps—and strengthens—its financial integrity. [read more]

by Jeremy Moore

I’ve sat in the executive pastor seat. I know how challenging (even seemingly impossible) it can be to get the rest of the staff, especially your lead pastor, to value the same priorities that you do when it comes to church revenues and expenses.

That’s one of the reasons we developed the four financial priorities model at ECCU. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

I’ve been thinking about what’s new and interesting in the world of ministry financial services, wanting to wow you with fun facts and useful information. Which is why I’m devoting this post to…(drumroll please)…a new ministry report card. Okay, technically it’s called the Borrower Health Assessment, but that doesn’t make your stomach drop the way “report card” does. And it really works like a report card for ministries asking questions like: Are we making wise financial decisions? Are we financially healthy? Will we qualify to refinance when our loan matures? (This last one is most important to many ministries these days.)    [read more]