Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA)
Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) is an association that serves more than 6,000 members working in more than 2,500 organizations worldwide. The former Christian Management Association and the former Christian Stewardship Association joined together to create the nation’s leading resource for enhancing the organizational effectiveness of churches and para-church ministries.
Church Central Leadership Community is all about building healthy churches. Over the past nine years, their expert bloggers – a group of well-known authors and researchers – have equipped leaders with biblical best practices and practical advice on church turnarounds.
ECFA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship.
- Visit ECFA
- Visit ECFA Resource Center
- Read ECFA’s “Church Cash Reserves—How Much Is Enough?”
- Visit our partnered site with ECFA’s ChurchEXCEL: FREE finance resources for Pastors & Church Administrators
The agency also publishes a quarterly newsletter which provides many ways for you to stay in touch with the latest developments and issues affecting churches and nonprofits, including best practices, standards, IRS and government changes in tax law and many other issues important to donors, board members, churches and nonprofits.
Essential Guide to Money for Church Boards eBook
As a church board member, you need to be familiar with a variety of financial issues including audits, internal controls, securities, embezzlement, severance packages, discretionary funds, designated contributions, housing allowances, compensation planning, excess benefit retirement gifts, and property issues. These are topics that frequently come up in the life of most churches, and it’s important to have at least a basic understanding of them so you’ll be able to oversee and maintain the financial integrity of your church.
Christian Stewardship Blog
Great ideas on church finances and more.
Good $ense is a financial stewardship ministry based in the local church. It supports the pastor in the often difficult ministry of encouraging the congregation to honor God with their money and possessions. In the process, money is removed as a rival god and as a barrier to spiritual growth – we call it transformational stewardship.
Brian Kluth’s website on Maximum Generosity has resources, materials, articles, cartoons, quips and quotes, and sermons that address matters of Biblical stewardship, generosity, giving, tithing, tithes and offerings, fundraising, building fund pledge drives, church capital campaigns from a Biblical/Scriptural perspective. Hundreds of Bible verses and reference are included on this site for pastors, churches, ministers, Sunday school directors, teachers, curriculum writers.
The Church Network
The Church Network (formerly NACBA®) is an inter-denominational association of churches and individuals which exists to serve the Church by advancing professional excellence in individuals serving Christ through administration in local churches.