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Expect the Unexpected

A new year has a way of renewing our ambition to make changes in our lives. If you’re like me, you’re a little overwhelmed with what to start working on first. [read more]

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New Savings Goals for the New Year

A new year means a new chance to get your finances in order, and that starts with preparing a practical savings plan. Here’s a few saving tips to help you get you closer to meeting your monetary goals. [read more]

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Is the Fear of Debt Dictating Your Future?

So much has been written about the differences between generations. It is especially interesting to me to see how families view issues of personal finance and higher education through their generational lenses. Millennials and Generation Z are coming of age during a time of widespread social and financial uncertainty. A deep aversion to educational debt has resulted, even as more and more Americans are hamstrung by crippling retail debt. [read more]

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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]

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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

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]

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