ECCU Blog

by Jac La Tour

Okay, you know cash reserves are important, and you’ll do the work to figure out how much your organization needs. But what if there were a tool to quickly calculate approximately what that amount will be?

Here it is! Click on it to see more detail and to access a white paper to help you do the detailed calculation.

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 Mark Jones


The law is clear—as a banker, I’m legally responsible to watch out for financial abuse of older adults. The Bible is also clear—as a follower of Jesus, I’m to watch out for widows and those in need. So, it is important that those of us who work in the financial end of our ministries know how to protect those in our congregation or ministry who are older, have disabilities, or for other reasons might be susceptible to financial abuse. [read more]

by Mark Jones

When I was a kid, my mom always put vegetables on my plate, and I couldn’t leave the table until I ate them. When peas (which I hated) were on the menu, I’d eat everything else first. Then, when I was tired of waiting to go outside and play, I’d plug my nose, take some big bites, and choke them down. [read more]

by Mark Jones

Values that I hold as essential have been shaped by a number of sources; parents, work, friends, church and by the Bible. But the values I live by may not be the same values that others in my organization or finance area share. So I have found it important that we externalize the shared values we hold as a group of individuals who are committed to the functioning of our finance area.

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