Before mid-2008, most ministries had little trouble qualifying for financing. If they met a lender’s criteria, they were deemed a healthy borrower and it was simply a matter of time and paperwork before the needed funds were in hand.
Then the Great Recession hit, and when it was over, the definition of a “healthy borrower” had changed dramatically. I asked Mike Boblit, one of ECCU’s regional directors, a couple questions about this dramatic shift. [read more]
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]
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]
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]
This is the fourth in our series of email interviews with presenters for the upcoming 2012 Financial Forum for Ministries.
Gary Hoag serves as the Generosity Monk, providing spiritual and strategic counsel for denominations like the Evangelical Free Church of America and the Anglican Mission in theAmericas, and for ministries like Prison Fellowship and International Health Services. He will speak at each of the three 2012 California forums about your stewardship responsibilities as a leader and encouraging others to generously participate in your ministry despite tough times. [read more]