Posts tagged ‘Finance’

Generosity, Stewardship Resolution to be Presented

CHICAGO, IL (May 25, 2012) – The Christian Action Commission (CAC) will present a new draft of a resolution on generosity and stewardship during the 127th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church in June. Continue Reading »

New Stewardship Kit Being Sent to Churches

CHICAGO, IL (October 14, 2011) – Ask anyone in a local church who works with budgets and is responsible for encouraging faithful financial support from members, and they will tell you that finding helpful and effective resources to support that effort can be challenging. Continue Reading »

Bethany Service Announces Medical Rates for 2012

CHICAGO, IL (October 3, 2011) – Bethany Benefit Service medical rates next year will increase four and a half percent, less than average increases projected for most other employee medical plans for 2012, it was announced today. Continue Reading »

2011 Pastoral Compensation Report Now Available

CHICAGO, IL (September 20, 2011) – The 2011 edition of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) Pastoral Compensation Report is now available on the Covenant website, offering a wide range of resources and guidelines for use by local Covenant churches in establishing compensation levels for pastoral staff. Continue Reading »

Book Offers Insights for Doing Benevolence Well

By Stan Friedman

HICKORY, NC (August 19, 2011) – With apologies to the writer of Ecclesiastes, “Of the making of books and articles about compassion, mercy, and justice, there is no end.” Yet most might as well be titled Ditto because their content varies little from one to another. Continue Reading »

Minister Housing Allowance Challenge Dismissed

CHICAGO, IL (July 14, 2011) – A lawsuit that could have ended housing allowances for ministers was dismissed last month in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of California in Sacramento. Continue Reading »

Financial Reports Reflect Generosity of Covenanters

ESTES PARK, CO (June 29, 2011) – The Evangelical Covenant Church recorded a surplus of $21,000 for fiscal year 2010, Treasurer and Director of Pensions Dean Lundgren told delegates during today’s business session of the 126th Annual Meeting. Continue Reading »

Health Insurance Premium Credit Proves Valuable

CHICAGO, IL (May 9, 2011) – Evangelical Covenant churches that have applied for a special tax credit on health insurance premiums have received between $400 and $10,000 from the government, says Dean Lundgren, director of pensions and vice president of finance for the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

May 15 Deadline for Churches Seeking Tax Credit

CHICAGO, IL (May 3, 2011) – Local Evangelical Covenant churches and regional conferences have until May 15 to apply for a special tax credit on health insurance premiums paid during calendar year 2010. Continue Reading »

Health Care Tax Credit Could Help Some Churches

CHICAGO, IL (April 28, 2011) – Some local Evangelical Covenant churches may benefit from a new small employer health care tax credit designed to provide financial relief to qualifying churches that provide health benefits from their denominational benefit program. Continue Reading »