Ministry Matters

It may be time to reboot your approach to digital giving

You already take into account new program launch dates, service times, even the rhythm of your giving cycles. So, when your church’s financial need doesn’t match your congregation’s mindset toward giving, it can leave you wondering what’s out of sync. [read more]

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Where did all the givers go?

You already take into account new program launch dates, service times, even the rhythm of your giving cycles. So, when your church’s financial need doesn’t match your congregation’s mindset toward giving, it can leave you wondering what’s out of sync. [read more]

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Budgeting Through Your First Few Years

Predicting your future income is essential to your success. So, how do you budget for six months from now when you might be twice the size you are today? How do you start to plan for what a year two budget looks like when you don’t know if you’ll have 50 people or 100 people showing up? [read more]

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Yes, fraud happens in ministry. Here’s how ECCU helps prevent it.

Fraud in ministry sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? If only it were. The reality is that by some estimates, fraud siphons off 6 percent of all the funds donated to churches each year. [read more]

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Empty Wallet? No Problem!

More and more people are carrying fewer checks and less cash these days. I used to make a special point of grabbing my checkbook each week to take it to church. Not anymore! [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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