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ECFA

Founded in 1979, ECFA certifies churches and ministries for financial integrity based on their commitment to high standards in financial management, governance, and stewardship. Today, over 2,000 Christ-centered organizations are certified members of ECFA, including many of the largest and fastest growing evangelical churches in the U.S. Additionally, ECFA equips all churches and ministries to demonstrate excellence and integrity through creating resources and learning opportunities focused on finance, tax, legal issues, and more.

Special Resources for the ARC Family

9 Essentials of Church Cash Reserves [eBook]

Creating and maintaining cash reserves is not as easy as it seems. It requires thoughtful planning and faithful administration. The manner in which a church balances these cash liquidity opportunities will speak volumes about how that church demonstrates its financial stewardship.

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10 Essentials of Church Budgeting [eBook]

Budgeting is so much more than spreadsheets. Your budget is your strategic plan to conduct ministry. This eBook will help you learn how to effectively use it to reach your church’s goals and maximize a culture of stewardship. Special thanks to our partner, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), for providing this resource.

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Church Reporting Made Easy

Like other employers, churches have numerous tax and other reporting obligations. Wondering where to start? These videos will help increase your confidence by understanding the procedures and reporting responsibilities.
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Michael Martin

Vice President

Michael Martin leads church membership and outreaches at ECFA, a ministry that helps Christ-centered organizations demonstrate financial integrity. Michael gained a heart for ministry growing up and serving in the local church and came to ECFA after graduating from law school in 2012. He and his wife, Brittney, live in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of northern Virginia and have their hands full with a baby daughter, Elliott Grace, and chocolate lab retriever, Levi. Besides his family and ministry, Michael’s other “loves” include running, spending time outdoors, and Mexican food.