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Meet the Experts: Building Trust in Ministries with Jake Lapp, ECFA

September 5 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm EST

The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability endeavors to enhance trust in Christ-centered churches and ministries. How organizations treat financial transparency, board governance, and stewarding charitable gifts can create trust with their donors or break it irreparably. In today’s world, demonstrating trustworthiness is more important than ever in effectively reaching the world for Christ. ECFA exists to help enhance that trust through their accreditation program.

ECFA has multiplied from 150 pioneering charter members in 1979 to a diverse group of over 2,700 accredited members today, representing churches and ministries of all sizes and types that impact an estimated 2 billion people globally each year. These churches and ministries are committed, in the spirit of 2 Corinthians 8:21, to being accountable to God privately and publicly transparent to donors and the world.

No ministry is perfect. ECFA certainly doesn’t claim perfection. But while integrity doesn’t equal perfection, it also doesn’t mean we’re off the hook. It means coming back and finding our identity in Christ and caring enough to do the hard work toward high standards that honor God. That’s the hard work that ECFA’s members and staff are committed to daily.

About our Expert

Jake Lapp serves ECFA as Vice President of Member Accountability, where he works mainly with current ECFA members in maintaining compliance with ECFA Standards. Jake enjoys getting to work with members through the annual renewal process, the Standards Check-in program, formal compliance reviews, and answering questions regarding compliance with ECFA Standards and best practices.

Jake joined the ECFA team after working in public accounting and denominational leadership. Jake values the opportunity to work closely with ministries and churches of all sizes as they seek to enhance trust in their organization.