Excellence in Ministry
What and Why of Board SoulCare | Jenni Hoag

What and Why of Board SoulCare | Jenni Hoag

August 9, 2019

What is Soulcare and Why is it important?  Often overlooked, but the leaders of your ministry need spiritual care.  A board room full of men and women with healthy souls can overcome adversity and be lead by the spirit in profound ways.  Make sure every member of your board listens in!

Executives Working Together | East-West Ministries

Executives Working Together | East-West Ministries

June 5, 2019

Kurt Nelson, President & CEO, and Rick Creel, VP of Financial Services, of East-West Ministries have different roles, yet need each other's support to thrive.  The CEO's vision and planning is complimented by the CFO's management and reporting.  Kurt and Rick's discuss their complimentary relationship as it furthers their ministry's goals for God's glory!

How Much is Enough | Scott Rodin

How Much is Enough | Scott Rodin

May 1, 2019

What does it mean to have enough?  Scott Rodin dives into how boards need to be the temporary stewards, how ministries get caught up in growth, and being content with what God has provided your Ministry!  Today’s social media culture produces a lot of comparison and discontentment, and that even applies to Christ-Centered Ministries. 

Avoiding Fraud in Your Ministry

Avoiding Fraud in Your Ministry

April 5, 2019

Keeping honest people honest, is it as simple as that?  Fraud comes from places and people you may least expect.  Is your ministry organized to enhance fraud prevention?  Get the best practices on how your ministry can enhance its fraud prevention today!

Major Trends on Giving

Major Trends on Giving

March 15, 2019

On average, charitable giving has trended up in recent years, but not for all sizes of organization. We hear how ministries and churches are managing their reserves more carefully for future swings.  Also, Warren Bird shares his big takeaways from all the data he’s researched!

ECFA has been conducting in State of Giving Survey and compiling the data for you!  Please dive into this helpful report. 

www.ecfa.org/stateofgiving

Lessons for the Nonprofit Boardroom | Dan Busby & John Pearson

Lessons for the Nonprofit Boardroom | Dan Busby & John Pearson

February 4, 2019

The goal is to help boards improve their governance and go on to increase the effectiveness of their ministries. From the unique perspective of Christ-centered nonprofit boardroom experiences, Dan Busby and John Pearson share the lessons they have learned.

A VIP First Look for 2019

A VIP First Look for 2019

January 7, 2019

What’s in store for ministries in 2019? News, insights, trends, and brand new resources for ECFA members, we’re excited to give you a VIP first look at what’s to come! Here at ECFA, 2019 is the year of Excellence and Governance. Tune in for an exclusive sneak peek at the fresh resources, books, and events coming your way. Whatever milestones or goals 2019 holds for you and your ministry, we are here to help!

Annual Planning, Starting and Ending the Year Strong!

Annual Planning, Starting and Ending the Year Strong!

December 11, 2018

It’s that time of year again and if you have questions, here are the answers. Drop in for a refresher on all those year-end quirks and to-do list items.

Has your Ministry Considered changing its Benefits Strategy? | Monty Kelso

Has your Ministry Considered changing its Benefits Strategy? | Monty Kelso

October 1, 2018

When it comes to benefits, the return to the ministry can be significant if they are properly leveraged. Recruiting and retaining quality people relies on a clear benefits strategy. Join in for a thorough discussion of the role benefits play in the greater mission of your ministry.

Make Budgeting More than a Checklist, Make it Spiritual

Make Budgeting More than a Checklist, Make it Spiritual

September 4, 2018

Live by faith while planning ahead. A thoughtfully prepared budget will save you time by making decisions upfront.  Join ECFA’s Vonna Laue and John Van Drunen for tips on how to get there.

 

You wouldn’t set out on a cross-country trip without a detailed roadmap and itinerary.

A thoughtfully and prayerfully prepared budget will get your ministry where it needs to go.

 

Does your budget function as a tool or as a weapon? Before the first amount is set, infuse your budget-setting process with prayer and spiritual discernment.