Ministry Matters

11 Steps to Basic Budgeting

Budgeting time can drive ministry leaders crazy. One reason is that you don’t lack for options. Take budget types. There are zero based, historical, cash flow... [read more]

Category: Ministry Matters

Stitch by Stitch, Enslaved Indian Women Discover Freedom

Thanks to ECCU members, we’re able to support Christian ministry around the world. And just what kind of ministry do ECCU members’ actually support? Hear from one ECCU member minstry fighting sex trafficking in India. [read more]

Category: Missionary Minded

Every Budget Tells a Story. Make Sure Yours Does.

Have you noticed how those ministry fundraising letters that show up in your mailbox don’t talk much about money? They tell stories. At least the ones that get people to respond do. Well guess what? When... [read more]

Category: Ministry Matters

With Cash Reserves, One Size Does Not Fit All!

I’m sort of a hat snob. To me, fitted hats are much cooler than the one-size-fits-all kind, even the elastic ones like I got at a golf tournament last year. At first I thought, “Hey, this is pretty comfortable.” But by the fifth hole, it felt like... [read more]

Category: Ministry Matters

MSAs Can Learn Something Important from These Statistics

If you serve with a mission sending agency, you know how costly it can be to prepare and deploy new missionaries. It may be more cost effective to help your current missionaries stay on the field. And an infographic recently published... [read more]

Category: Ministry Matters

Is Saving Part of Your Spending Plan?

It might be a stretch to say that the day my wife and I started using a budget changed our lives, but not a big stretch. That day we substituted being frugal (our alternative to budgeting) for actually knowing our financial status. It was... [read more]

Category: Ministry Matters