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3 Tips for an Effective Communication Strategy
Start making a plan today.
deciding the tasks that are most important, assigning work to the right people, deciding on dates for the items that need to be done, and creating some form of accountability around your
What’s the Status of the Clergy Housing Allowance?
Updates on court timelines, the appeal, and more.
Another amicus brief—filed by representatives of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, the National Association of Evangelicals, and others—incorporates material from
When Church Gets Sidelined by Youth Sports
Pastors need a game plan for discipling over-committed families.
Chicago. Preach with relevance and importance, and stress accountability. Michael Wright. listen. 3. Accountability. Finally, I stress the idea of accountability.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
and emotional ignorance. 2. Receive correction and instruction. Accountability and support from others can go a long way toward raising your EQ. I'll
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.
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
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