Excellence in Ministry
Raising Resources During and After the Pandemic | Gary Hoag

Raising Resources During and After the Pandemic | Gary Hoag

April 22, 2020

One of the challenges that ECFA accredited churches and ministries face during this COVID-19 crisis is raising resources. Today our special guest will offer some practical advice.

Join us for today’s podcast as we welcome our friend and author, Dr. Gary G. Hoag, to get practical advice for raising resources during and after a pandemic.

Day in the Life of an Executive Pastor and ECFA Board Member | Danny de Armas

Day in the Life of an Executive Pastor and ECFA Board Member | Danny de Armas

March 18, 2020

Get an inside look at a day in the life of an executive pastor at a large church.   

ECFA's VP of Research and Equipping, Dr. Warren Bird, sits down with Danny de Armas, Executive Pastor at First Baptist Orlando.  Danny also just finished serving on the ECFA Board as board chair.  They discuss the inspirations and challenges of both roles.

https://www.firstorlando.com/leader/danny-de-armas/

3 Top Trends in ECFA Compliance

3 Top Trends in ECFA Compliance

February 26, 2020

Learn from some of the top trends in ECFA member compliance!  Here are 3 major integrity points!  Dan and Michel also cover tools to serve your 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!