Ministry Matters

What if Your Bank Closed Your Accounts Tomorrow?

Regulatory crackdowns have led banks to sever relationships with a range of cash-based businesses. Churches are getting caught in this “de-risking vortex” because much of their income is cash. [read more]

Category: Ministry Matters

Cash Reserves: An Online Calculator for Good Stewardship

Knowing how much liquid cash to keep on hand is difficult. That’s why ECCU offers ministries a three-step education on how to factor the cash reserves they need, plus an online calculator to determine... [read more]

Category: 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]

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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