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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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Nicole Wallenfelsz

Director of Member Relations

Nicole Wallenfelsz joined the ECFA team in 2015 and currently serves as director of member relations, utilizing her background as a CPA. Nicole came to ECFA after earning her MBA and serving in higher education.

She works with nonprofits and churches through the application and annual renewal process. Her passion is to come alongside ministries to encourage best practices and equip them to steward the resources trusted to them.