ECCU Blog

by Mark G. Holbrook

We had a Nehemiah event at our church several weeks ago. No, we didn’t rebuild any walls. We did something more enduring with far more impact. We read Scripture aloud for three hours. It was an amazing and moving event inspired by the recounting in Nehemiah 8 of the Scriptures being read for the first time in 70 years. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

With recent news about debit card fees and “Bank Transfer Day” just a couple days away, a lot of people have been talking about banking lately. (If you’ve missed all the hype about the grassroots Bank Transfer Day event, there’s a good explanation of how it got started in an online article titled “Can Credit Unions Make a Success of Bank Transfer Day?”) 

Some churches have even been in the news lately, promoting to their people the idea of switching banks. What about your church or ministry? Have these events prompted your people to think and talk more about banking? What have they been saying? 

(We talked about it more in a post on our blog for missionaries titled “What to Say about Bank Transfer Day?“)

by Bethany Plumb

When I first heard about Orphan Sunday, I pictured a church pep-rally of sorts—complete with adoption cheerleading and success-story goose bumps. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

Every day ECCU is privileged to play a small role in the life-changing work of hundreds of ministries. One of those we are humbled to serve is Compassion International, a ministry focused on freeing children from spiritual, emotional, and physical poverty.

Think about that: Compassion’s entire purpose for existence is to save lives. Compare that to the world of banking—offering financial products and services—and it’s tempting to feel like this job is, well…insignificant. Until you see the connection.

I recently read Mulu’s story on Compassion’s blog that reminded me of how something as mundane as banking can help change lives. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

Whether pastors should know what their members give is a touchy subject. In a past post, Doug Roller of Grace Church of Orange, Brian Kluth, former senior pastor of First Evangelical Free Church of Colorado Springs, CO, and Joe Ward of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church in Mansfield, TX weighed in. [read more]