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ECFA Releases 2017 State of Giving Report
Annual numbers show increase in giving to ministries.
At the end of November, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) released its eighth annual report on the State of Giving, with data gathered from nearly 2,000
From Performer to Pastor
An interview with gospel singer—and pastor—CeCe Winans Love
And he's focused on the men. We are an independent church, but we have an advisory board, a directors board, and a board of accountability. He leads, and I help him lead.
Top Aide to Pope Francis Faces Sexual Assault Charges
What churches can take away from the controversy surrounding George Cardinal Pell.
years to face criminal charges involving accusations of sexual offenses,” and “[t]he case will test the credibility of [Pope] Francis's initiatives to foster greater accountability after abuse
One basic principle and six simple steps help protect a church's finances.
Accountability Systems. One basic principle and six simple steps help protect a church's finances. Karl Vaters. I'm not naturally a systems guy. But I've
For-Profit vs. Church Financial Management
The head of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability shares the differences to help people transition from the business world into a nonprofit ministry.
Church Financial Management. The head of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability shares the differences to help people transition from the business world into a nonprofit
5 Steps for Disciple Multiplication
A simple tool for apprenticing followers of Christ who can apprentice others.
and capable of leading a group.” Grace, one of the Christ followers, said to Eric, “I really see a need to take some of the women in the group deeper into accountability with each other.
Walking in Billy’s Shoes
John Ortberg offers 6 lessons evangelical organizations can learn from Billy Graham and his team.
One of them had to do with finances; there were not many models of structural accountability for itinerant evangelists in the late 40s, yet they created a standard of financial restraint and
Measuring Your Church's Cash Reserves
Adequate cash reserves are necessary for a church to meet its obligations on time in spite of fluctuations in monthly revenue.
target for a church. But according to a recent Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) survey, that doesn't often pan out. While 40 percent
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
I was placed in a small group that provided essential weekly accountability. In our eighth year, it has become a place where men receive biblical teaching and strong accountability.
No Need to Downplay Your Leadership
God calls us to both humility and confidence.
to multiply. What they receive they must invest, grow, and strengthen. When accountability time comes, God says to the first two, “Well done! You have
Experts Featured in Upcoming Church Management Conference
Editorial advisors will present on employment law, health care reform, and more.
Dan Busby, president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, who wrote articles for Church Finance Today and ManagingYourChurch.com that include "For Churches