ECCU Blog

by Chris Hernandez

Ever wonder what your money is doing when you aren’t using it? Sure, it’s sitting in your savings account earning interest. At ECCU, we tell our members that their deposits also help to fuel ministry. But what does that look like? [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

 I’ve written before about the impact of the Great Recession on financing for ministries. Is it harder to qualify for a loan? What about interest rates? And when should a ministry say no to financing as an option for funding their ministry? David Lee is an ECCU relationship manager with two decades of experience working through these questions with ministry leaders. So I asked him to weigh in on them. Here’s what he said. [read more]

by Jac La Tour

It’s a commonly quoted adage that some things are better caught than taught. But when it comes to generosity, is it true? The 2013 State of the Plate research provides some answers. I asked Pastor Brian Kluth, founder of Maximum Generosity and publisher of the research, what it reveals.  [read more]

by Jac La Tour

“Would our ministry qualify for a loan?” As the economy continues to recover, many ministry leaders are asking this question. One place to find answers is the people who make loan decisions. So I asked two ECCU lending experts who not only have extensive experience but also helped guide many ministries through the economic turmoil of the past four years. [read more]