Outside Resources

At ECCU, 48-plus years of experience has connected us with numerous outside resources that help make ministries more effective. Ministries we serve have found the following resources to be particularly helpful.

Association of Christian Schools International
The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) equips Christian educators and schools worldwide to educate children and young people with the mind of Christ. Their programs and services are intended to enrich the teaching of biblical truth and to increase the vision among faculty for their students’ intellectual development.

Christian Leadership Alliance
Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) is the nation’s leading resource for enhancing the organizational effectiveness of churches and parachurch ministries. You will find CLA’s resources to be invaluable as you pursue organizational effectiveness through governance, leadership, management, and resource development.

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) is an accreditation agency that helps Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to seven standards of responsible stewardship. Founded in 1979, it is comprised of over 2,000 evangelical Christian organizations that qualify for tax-exempt, non-profit status and receive tax-deductible contributions to support their work.

Ministry PartnersTM Investment Company, LLC
Ministry PartnersTM Investment Company, LLC was originally established to exclusively help ECCU provide additional funding for church and ministry financing. The company has since expanded their operations to include direct lending to ministries and capital markets funding programs for ECCU and other credit unions.

National Association of Church Business Administration
The National Association of Church Business Administration® (NACBA) is an interdenominational, professional, and Christian organization, which exists to serve the church by promoting the highest level of professional competence in individuals serving Christ through administration in local churches.

XPastor.org
XPastor uses a website, events, and other resources to provide information on leadership and management to executive pastors, church leaders, and senior pastors. These resources are made available at minimal to no charge.