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Celebrate the Greatest Gift by Giving of Yourself

Celebrate the Greatest Gift by Giving of Yourself

Every Christmas, we celebrate that God granted us love, peace and healing through the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ. And every day as Evangelical Christians, we have the opportunity to show our gratitude for his deliverance. [read more]

Category: Common Cents

What a Difference a Year Makes

What a Difference a Year Makes

In the past 12 months, your membership has once again made quite an impact around the globe, supporting missionaries and ministries and providing everything from textbooks and training to healing and hope. With each new membership and account opened during a particular month in 2017, ECCU donated resources back into ministry. Let’s take a quick world tour to see what your new accounts accomplished [read more]

Category: Missionary Minded

How Do You Handle the Stuff People Donate?

How Do You Handle the Stuff People Donate?

A recent mailing from my college alma mater included a list of ways that I could donate to the school, including noncash gifts. Ministries often receive these kinds of donations. When you do, what are your legal, financial and biblical responsibilities? [read more]

Category: Ministry Matters

It’s Better to Give than Receive

Meet any wise soul and they’ll tell you, “It’s better to give than receive.” They’ll sit you down and tell you stories, as they look back on life, about how true joy amounts from giving. Giving your time, your talents or your financial treasures. Giving is what matters. Especially near the end of life. They’ll quote wisdom found in Acts 20:35 and say it with passion and a knowing grin because they’ve lived it out. [read more]

Category: Common Cents

Finances on the Field: Choosing a Missionary Banking Partner

“For missionaries, it’s vital to not only have support, but the right support,” according to Aaron Babyar, director of Support Raising Solutions. “And finding the right banking partner is part of helping Christian workers become spiritually healthy, vision-driven, and fully funded.” [read more]

Category: Missionary Minded

Extra Coins Become Agents of Change Fighting World Hunger

We all have it. That little bowl of coins that holds the collection of discarded change from our daily travels. Without much thought, we empty our pockets and purses into it. Well, imagine that container of coins feeding a family for weeks. [read more]

Category: Common Cents