Ministry Matters

How Should You Give What You’ve Received?

What’s the best way to reinvest kingdom resources? There are three options that we know are near to God’s heart are orphans, widows and aliens. [read more]

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Rethinking Refinancing

With interest rates still lingering around historically low levels, we often have conversations with church leaders who wonder whether this would be a good time to refinance their mortgages. You may have the same question. As you try to answer it, here are a few things to keep in mind. [read more]

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PART 1: Strategic Planning: One Way to Work Smarter

The adage “Work smarter, not harder,” is an inspiration to some, an irritation to others. The reality is that working smarter can be easy to say but harder to do. In ministry, one way to do it is by carving time out of daily demands for annual strategic planning. [read more]

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Are You Thinking Strategically about the Season of Giving?

Whether your fiscal year runs from January 1 to December 31 or July 1 to June 30, chances are your financial picture as the holidays approach has turned out differently than you expected. [read more]

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Here’s a Story You Won’t Want to Miss

Tammy Blackburn is the children’s pastor at Crossroads Church in Concord, North Carolina. But she also serves on the board of a fledgling ministry called Elder Orphan Care. [read more]

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All in the Family: How ECCU Helps Giving Children Hope Spread Compassion around the Globe

"As a nonprofit – as with all businesses – we’re always counting our dollars and trying to strike a balance between acting on our faith and conducting good business. ECCU is a partner that understands this balancing act and helps make what we do possible.” Most recently, Giving Children Hope credited ECCU with fueling ministry by restructuring a loan, saving the Buena Park, California-based nonprofit more than $5,000 a month. [read more]

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