Alternative Christmas Gift Ideas
You know the drill. Christmas is coming - there are stockings to be stuffed and gifts to be purchased. But wait. What if we can learn from the Grinch who stole Christmas: “What if Christmas doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more!” What if this Christmas we give from our hearts, from our time, from our treasure? [read more]
Can You Balance Family and Ministry During the Christmas Season?
Life does get out of balance, especially during busy seasons of ministry. The lines between ministry and family can easily blur, especially for missionaries this time of year. How can you keep that blurring in check? [read more]
How Do You Celebrate Thanksgiving on the Mission Field?
You’re headed to or serving in a part of the world that couldn’t be more different from the United States. Do traditional American holidays like Thanksgiving take a hiatus when you get there? Well, the short answer is no. [read more]
Give Your Tween a Jump Start on Money Management
There are really only three things we need to teach our children about saving money: Save as much as you can, as soon as you can, as long as you can. As helpful as this is, most of us could use just a little more detail on how to build a savings mindset into our kids from preschool to college. So, here are a few tips and resources that can get you started. [read more]
New Youth Accounts Keep Kids Accountable…to Parents
If you want your kids to understand money, it’s important to start young. That’s the driving force behind Start Young Saving and Spending Accounts, the innovative financial tools recently launched to help children and parents work together to learn practical money skills based on biblical values. [read more]
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]