PODCAST

Behind the Seal

ECFA

ECFA's blue seal has been a symbol of trust and accountability for over four decades, but what does that mean? Is it the seal alone that inspires confidence, or is it the nonprofits and churches behind the seal? Listen in to these conversations between ECFA's President and CEO, Michael Martin, and prominent leaders as we bring you stories from behind the seal of these Christ-centered ministries and churches and discover how trust is the foundation of it all.

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Mar 4 2022
3 mins
Leading a Dangerously Soft-hearted Ministry | Edgar Sandoval, World Vision
Edgar Sandoval's amazing story of hardship, hard work, and surrender is filled with God's continued work in each of us and this world!  As CEO of World Vision, a large, tenured Christian Humanitarian Aid Organization, Edgar discusses the organization's willingness to respond to dangerous situations because of soft hearts, calling it the "right kind of dangerous".  As generations change, Edgar describes focusing on holding the values that started World Vision, as he says, "the fruits are in the roots, and our roots are in the church, we were started by a youth pastor."  From his personal story to pursuing diversity to how leadership sets the tone for stewardship - you won't want to miss this one.Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts: https://www.ecfa.org/podcastWatch the video version: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheECFAWorld Vision: https://www.worldvision.org/=========================ECFA Links:=========================ChurchEXCEL (Free Resources): https://www.ecfa.church/ChurchExcel.aspxBecome accredited: https://www.ecfa.org/JoinECFA.aspxSeven Standards of Responsible Stewardship: https://www.ecfa.org/Standards.aspxAbout ECFA: https://www.ecfa.org/About.aspx=========================Connect With Us:=========================Church and Nonprofit eNewsletter: http://eepurl.com/lekpfFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/accountabilityLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/evangelical-council-for-financial-accountability/Podcast: https://www.ecfa.org/podcast=========================Please be sure to LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, and turn on NOTIFICATIONS. Thanks again for watching!=========================Disclosure: This video is provided as general educational information and with the understanding that ECFA is not rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice or service. Professional advice on specific issues should be sought from an accountant, lawyer, or other professional. Opinions presented are those of the speakers and not necessarily the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.Video Topics: NCF, National Christian Foundation, Giving Strategy, eternity, eternal impact, leadership, church, Christian, Christ, God, bible, scripture, church plant, missions, ministry, mission, congregation, worship, money, giving, tithing, tithe, give, finances, financial accountability, governance, stewardship, budgeting, budget, podcast, nonprofits, nonprofit, audit, transparency, trust
Apr 28 2022
1 hr 2 mins
Eternal Mindsets Create Generous Hearts | David Wills, NCF
When David Wills was growing up, every time he took a spiritual gift test he always seemed to score lowest in "generosity," but that didn't stop the Lord from working in his heart.Listen in as Michael Martin sits down with the President Emeritus of the National Christian Foundation, which serves as a global generosity movement, and discusses his passions around generosity and eternity.Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts: https://www.ecfa.org/podcastWatch the video version: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheECFANational Christian Foundation (NCF): https://www.ncfgiving.com=========================ECFA Links:=========================ChurchEXCEL (Free Resources): https://www.ecfa.church/ChurchExcel.aspxBecome accredited: https://www.ecfa.org/JoinECFA.aspxSeven Standards of Responsible Stewardship: https://www.ecfa.org/Standards.aspxAbout ECFA: https://www.ecfa.org/About.aspx=========================Connect With Us:=========================Church and Nonprofit eNewsletter: http://eepurl.com/lekpfFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/accountabilityLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/evangelical-council-for-financial-accountability/Podcast: https://www.ecfa.org/podcast=========================Please be sure to LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, and turn on NOTIFICATIONS. Thanks again for watching!=========================Disclosure: This video is provided as general educational information and with the understanding that ECFA is not rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice or service. Professional advice on specific issues should be sought from an accountant, lawyer, or other professional. Opinions presented are those of the speakers and not necessarily the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.Video Topics: NCF, National Christian Foundation, Giving Strategy, eternity, eternal impact, leadership, church, Christian, Christ, God, bible, scripture, church plant, missions, ministry, mission, congregation, worship, money, giving, tithing, tithe, give, finances, financial accountability, governance, stewardship, budgeting, budget, podcast, nonprofits, nonprofit, audit, transparency, trust
Apr 21 2022
41 mins
Redemption Happens with Accountability | Jake Lapp, ECFA
Being accountable to someone doesn't mean you'll achieve perfection. Accountability, particularly in a Christian organization, looks like a relationship built on trust with "course correcting" conversations happening regularly.Sit down with Michael Martin and Jake Lapp as they dig in to what accountability looks like with ECFA accredited members.Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts: https://www.ecfa.org/podcastWatch the video version: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheECFABoard Responsibilities Checklist: https://www.ecfa.org/PDF/Gov_Board_Responsibilities_Checklist_2021_FINAL.pdfShare A Concern: https://www.ecfa.org/ComplianceConcern.aspx=========================ECFA Links:=========================ChurchEXCEL (Free Resources): https://www.ecfa.church/ChurchExcel.aspxBecome accredited: https://www.ecfa.org/JoinECFA.aspxSeven Standards of Responsible Stewardship: https://www.ecfa.org/Standards.aspxAbout ECFA: https://www.ecfa.org/About.aspx=========================Connect With Us:=========================Church and Nonprofit eNewsletter: http://eepurl.com/lekpfFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/accountabilityLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/evangelical-council-for-financial-accountability/Podcast: https://www.ecfa.org/podcast=========================Please be sure to LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, and turn on NOTIFICATIONS. Thanks again for watching!=========================Disclosure: This video is provided as general educational information and with the understanding that ECFA is not rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice or service. Professional advice on specific issues should be sought from an accountant, lawyer, or other professional. Opinions presented are those of the speakers and not necessarily the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.Video Topics: leadership, church, Christian, Christ, God, bible, scripture, church plant, missions, ministry, mission, congregation, worship, money, giving, tithing, tithe, give, finances, financial accountability, governance, stewardship, budgeting, budget, podcast, nonprofits, nonprofit, audit, transparency, trust
Apr 14 2022
40 mins
Trusting Leaders Who Trust God | Tami Heim, CLA
"Trust is the bedrock. Out of good trust comes productive conflict management, clarity on goals and objectives, people feel like they can speak into something, and you begin to see outcomes. Outcomes that really are transforming a leader. Transforming your organization. Transforming communities. And now we're even witnessing how it's transforming nations."Michael goes "Behind the Seal" with Tami Heim, President/CEO of the Christian Leadership Alliance, to discuss the pivotal connection between Christ-centered leadership and trust.CLA Outcomes Conference: https://outcomesconference.orgChristian Leadership Alliance: https://christianleadershipalliance.orgSubscribe wherever you get your podcasts: https://www.ecfa.org/podcastWatch the video version: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheECFA=========================ECFA Links:=========================ChurchEXCEL (Free Resources): https://www.ecfa.church/ChurchExcel.aspxBecome accredited: https://www.ecfa.org/JoinECFA.aspxSeven Standards of Responsible Stewardship: https://www.ecfa.org/Standards.aspxAbout ECFA: https://www.ecfa.org/About.aspx=========================Connect With Us:=========================Church and Nonprofit eNewsletter: http://eepurl.com/lekpfFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/accountabilityLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/evangelical-council-for-financial-accountability/Podcast: https://www.ecfa.org/podcast=========================Please be sure to LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, and turn on NOTIFICATIONS. Thanks again for watching!=========================Disclosure: This video is provided as general educational information and with the understanding that ECFA is not rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice or service. Professional advice on specific issues should be sought from an accountant, lawyer, or other professional. Opinions presented are those of the speakers and not necessarily the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.Video Topics: leadership, church, Christian, Christ, God, bible, scripture, church plant, missions, ministry, mission, congregation, worship, money, giving, tithing, tithe, give, finances, financial accountability, governance, stewardship, budgeting, budget, podcast, nonprofits, nonprofit, audit, transparency, trust
Apr 7 2022
38 mins
Do Evangelicals Have A Trust Problem? | Walter Kim, NAE
Does the name "evangelical" do more harm than good in today’s culture? What role is "deconstruction" playing in the Christian community? Do Christian ministries have a trust problem, and how do we respond?Join the conversation as Michael Martin sits down with Walter Kim, the President of the National Association of Evangelicals, as they work through these questions together.NAE's For the Health of the Nation: https://www.nae.org/for-the-health-of-the-nation/Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts: https://www.ecfa.org/podcastWatch the video version: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheECFA=========================Table of Contents:========================= 00:00 - Intro00:55 - Walter stepping into the role as President of the NAE07:25 - United as evangelicals in polarizing times16:29 - The word "evangelical" historically31:16 - Ex-vangelicals and deconstruction44:46 - Do evangelicals have a trust problem?=========================ECFA Links:=========================ChurchEXCEL (Free Resources): https://www.ecfa.church/ChurchExcel.aspxBecome accredited: https://www.ecfa.org/JoinECFA.aspxSeven Standards of Responsible Stewardship: https://www.ecfa.org/Standards.aspxAbout ECFA: https://www.ecfa.org/About.aspx=========================Connect With Us:=========================Church and Nonprofit eNewsletter: http://eepurl.com/lekpfFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/accountabilityLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/evangelical-council-for-financial-accountability/Podcast: https://www.ecfa.org/podcast=========================Please be sure to LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, and turn on NOTIFICATIONS. Thanks again for watching!=========================Disclosure: This video is provided as general educational information and with the understanding that ECFA is not rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice or service. Professional advice on specific issues should be sought from an accountant, lawyer, or other professional. Opinions presented are those of the speakers and not necessarily the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.Video Topics: deconstruction, exvangelical, evangelical, church, Christian, Christ, God, bible, scripture, church plant, missions, ministry, mission, congregation, worship, money, giving, tithing, tithe, give, finances, financial accountability, governance, stewardship, budgeting, budget, podcast, nonprofits, nonprofit, audit, transparency, trust
Mar 31 2022
52 mins
Going Behind the Seal | Michael Martin
Nonprofits and churches were experiencing a “crisis of confidence” in the late 1970s. Scandal after scandal highlighted the great need for standards and accountability, and from it, the ECFA seal was born to help regain and enhance trust.In episode one, Michael Martin unpacks a little of the seal's history and gives a taste of the conversations coming over the next few weeks. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts: https://www.ecfa.org/podcastWatch the video version: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheECFA=========================Table of Contents:========================= 02:41 – Michael’s inspiration for the podcast and what to expect!06:33 – History of ECFA and the origin of the Seal. Inspiring credibility and confidence. 14:03 – Integrity does not mean perfection!17:32 – What’s behind the seal? Trust.=========================ECFA Links:=========================ChurchEXCEL (Free Resources): https://www.ecfa.church/ChurchExcel.aspxBecome accredited: https://www.ecfa.org/JoinECFA.aspxSeven Standards of Responsible Stewardship: https://www.ecfa.org/Standards.aspxAbout ECFA: https://www.ecfa.org/About.aspx=========================Connect With Us:=========================Church and Nonprofit eNewsletter: http://eepurl.com/lekpfFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/accountabilityLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/evangelical-council-for-financial-accountability/Podcast: https://www.ecfa.org/podcast=========================Please be sure to LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, and turn on NOTIFICATIONS. Thanks again for watching!=========================Disclosure: This video is provided as general educational information and with the understanding that ECFA is not rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice or service. Professional advice on specific issues should be sought from an accountant, lawyer, or other professional. Opinions presented are those of the speakers and not necessarily the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.Video Topics: church, Christian, Christ, God, bible, scripture, church plant, missions, ministry, mission, congregation, worship, money, giving, tithing, tithe, give, finances, financial accountability, governance, stewardship, budgeting, budget, podcast, nonprofits, nonprofit, audit, transparency, trust
Mar 24 2022
22 mins
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