We are a member of the National Association of Evangelicals. Please visit their homepage for information pertaining to the NAE.
We are a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. We adhere to the ECFA’s Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship listed below. If you would like more detailed information, please visit ECFA.
Doctrinal Issues – Every member shall subscribe to a written statement of faith clearly affirming a commitment to the evangelical Christian faith or shall otherwise demonstrate such commitment and shall operate in accordance with biblical truths and practices.
Governance – Every member shall be governed by a responsible board of not less than five individuals, a majority of whom shall be independent, who shall meet at least semiannually to establish policy and review its accomplishments.
Financial Oversight – Each member shall prepare complete and accurate financial statements. The board or a committee consisting of a majority of independent members shall approve the engagement of an independent certified public accountant, review the annual financial statements and maintain appropriate communication with the independent certified public accountant. The board shall be apprised of any material weaknesses in internal control or other significant risks.
Use of Resources and Compliance with Laws – Every member shall exercise the appropriate management and controls necessary to provide reasonable assurance that all of the member’s operations are carried out and resources are used in a responsible manner and in conformity with applicable laws and regulations, such conformity taking into account biblical mandates.
Transparency – Every member shall provide a copy of its current financial statements upon written request and shall provide other disclosures as the law may require. The financial statements required to comply with Standard 3 must be disclosed under this Standard.
A member must provide a report, upon written request, including financial information on any specific project for which it has sought or is seeking gifts.
Related-party Transactions – Every member shall avoid conflicts of interest. Transactions with related parties may be undertaken only if all of the following are observed: