ECCU Blog

by Mark Jones

In a study by Grey Matter Research, 43% of those who visit a church’s website do so to find the times of the services. Other common reasons include what activities are offered (29%), map or directions to the church (28%), watch a streaming video (26%), and listen to a streaming audio (26%).

 

by Jac La Tour

Jesus said it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God. 

So how can you effectively disciple people who have significant financial resources in matters of generosity and stewardship? How can you engage their hearts and help them catch a vision for your church’s mission? [read more]

by Susan Rushing

My mother is selling her vacation home in Palm Desert. It isn’t used often, and the maintenance is becoming a burden. Over the years, she has amassed a lot of treasures in that home; now she needs to downsize and let go of many of them. As she was struggling over deciding what to keep, she realized, “If everything is a treasure, nothing is.” [read more]

by Mark Jones

Yes, this is a blog post about the IRS. So, understandably, I’m afraid I might lose you before we even begin. Please don’t check out too soon, though, because here’s the bottom line: The IRS actually has a new program designed to save you hassle and money. 

Good, you’re still reading. Now let’s talk about why this program might be important to your ministry.  [read more]

by Jac La Tour

This is the second blog in our series of interviews with presenters at the upcoming 2011 Financial Forum for Ministries. This time I spoke with Dan Busby, president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). His session is titled, “What Is Happening on Capital Hill Impacting Churches and Nonprofits?”  [read more]