Excellence in Ministry
Meet Exponential – ECFA’s 2,400th Member!

Meet Exponential – ECFA’s 2,400th Member!

January 24, 2020

ECFA is now over 2,400 members strong!

Join in the celebration today as we sit down with Todd Wilson, President and CEO of Exponential – ECFA’s 2,400 member. 

Exponential describes itself as the Chamber of Commerce for the church planting world, partnering with over 100 denominations and providing resources to strengthen church planters around the world.

Find ECFA at the Orlando Exponential conference and come say hi!  https://exponential.org/

Board’s Guided by Policies and the Holy Spirit | Dan Busby and John Pearson

Board’s Guided by Policies and the Holy Spirit | Dan Busby and John Pearson

December 31, 2019

Board's that have focused parameters in how they operate can stay out of the "operational weeds", as Dan Busby says.  Having the policies in place can make this a reality for your board.  Also, how often are we listening to the tap, tap, tap of the Holy Spirit in the Board room.  Here at ECFA, we've been encouraging boards to make this a priority at every meeting!  

 

Dan and John have released another book for Nonprofit Boards, aptly named, "More Lessons from the Nonprofit Boardroom."  Click the link to get your copy!

https://www.ecfa.org/MoreLessons/Default.aspx

Board Tools and Templates | Part 2

Board Tools and Templates | Part 2

December 17, 2019

ECFA's Dan Busby and Michael Martin dive into more of the densely packed resource, Board Tools and Templates! This ECFA resource gives you practical tips, steps, outlines, and more in one book!

You need to check it out, get your copy today! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1949365182/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1949365182&linkCode=as2&tag=e0b1e-20&linkId=bdd9f35cb00435f1356cd11716d9df08

 
Board Tools and Templates | Part 1

Board Tools and Templates | Part 1

November 5, 2019

Your Ministry leaders can now get one of the most densely packed resources ECFA has ever produced.  Board Tools and Templates gives you practical tips, steps, outlines, and more in one book!

 

You need to check it out, get your copy today! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1949365182/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1949365182&linkCode=as2&tag=e0b1e-20&linkId=bdd9f35cb00435f1356cd11716d9df08

 
 
The How of Soul Care | Jenni Hoag

The How of Soul Care | Jenni Hoag

September 4, 2019

Taking care of one's self is vital if we want to help others.  The practices of praying in silence and taking survey of our souls are essential when we prioritize taking care of our soul.  Jenni Hoag shares insights on how boards and ministries can benefit and practice Soul Care.

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