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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]

Category: Ministry Matters

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]

Category: Ministry Matters

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]

Category: Ministry Matters

Teaching Kids About Money?

I think of the lessons of these early years as foundation stones. They give our kids reference points to look back on as they grow and learn, and they give us opportunities to creatively craft learning experiences. [read more]

Category: Common Cents

To build kids’ money-handling habits — better Start Young

Every parent who has passed the toddler-wrangling stage knows that kids learn by watching, and then doing—why else would we buy a lock for a toilet seat? So, when it comes to practical life skills, we’re always looking for safe ways to give our kids some hands-on experience. [read more]

Category: Common Cents

The Parents’ Guide to Car Buying and Financing

Does it seem like every time you manage to corral your children in the family vehicle, they find a way to hide fish-shaped orangey snacks between the seats or leave a messy trail of school supplies, overdue library books and remnants of another on-the-go meal? An automobile is no place for the faint of heart. Neither is auto loan shopping. [read more]

Category: Common Cents