Ministry Matters

11 Steps to Basic Budgeting

Cold sweat. Racing heartbeat. Clammy hands. For some ministry leaders – maybe even you – this is their reaction to hearing the word, “budget.” [read more]

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Best Banking Practices, Better Banking Services Make Stewardship Easier

How do fiscally responsible organizations manage their money? As a product manager at ECCU, I get to work with many of our 1,700 ministry members. This gives me a bird’s eye view of practices that help ministries keep their commitment to sound stewardship. [read more]

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Internal Controls, Banking Knowledge Can Help Prevent Fraud

Handling ministry money can be a daunting responsibility. As if budgeting, managing cash flow and investing wisely weren’t enough to think about, there’s also the need to protect your donors’ contributions. [read more]

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How Do You Build a Culture of Stewardship?

Is stewardship a discipline or a way of life? Well, the biblical answer is yes. One key to creating a culture of stewardship is to take a holistic approach. How can you craft this kind of your approach for your church? [read more]

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PART 3: Strategic Planning: More Ways to Work Smarter

Monitor regularly and understand risks are two more ways you can work smarter in the New Year. [read more]

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PART 2: How to Talk about Year-End Giving Results

Tell a story, give people options and celebrate results quickly. Now that it’s after Christmas, it’s time to celebrate those results! [read more]

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