Missionary Minded

When You Live Outside the US, It Does Matter where You Bank

Why would more than 4,000 missionaries living all around the world choose to bank with a credit union in Southern California? You may be one of those missionaries. I’m not, but as an ECCU relationship manager, I get to serve many of them indirectly by working with their sending agencies. Sometimes I even get to serve alongside them on the field on short-term trips. [read more]

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5 Best Practices for Banking Internationally

Missionaries need to answer some simple banking questions before heading abroad. But once you’re living and serving outside the US, how can your banking practices help you wisely steward your finances? Here are five best practices, plus some accounts and services that can help you implement them. [read more]

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Simple Banking Questions Every Missionary Should Ask

You’re headed to the mission field. That means you’ve been checking off items on multiple to-do lists for months. We’d like to save you a little time by taking care of one of those lists. Here are five questions you need to answer before moving outside the U.S. [read more]

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I Know Paul, but Who Are Phoebe, Prisca and Tychicus?

Name some people who stand out in Paul’s epistles. Barnabas and Timothy come quickly to mind for me. Like many missionaries today, these were familiar faces in the first-century church. But who stood behind them in their ministries? Turns out it was a lot more than three people. [read more]

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Start on January 1

What missionary doesn’t feel the perpetual pressure of financial need? For most, raising support is an ongoing activity. [read more]

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New Year Is a Good Time to Review Old Practices

Missionary life is a steady parade of paradoxes. The start of a new year is an ideal time to review old but proven financial practices. [read more]

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