Founded in 1979, the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability (ECFA) provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, fundraising and board governance. Members include Christian ministries, denominations, churches, educational institutions, and other tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations including the PCA’s Mission to the World (MTW), Compassion International, the Navigators, and Campus Crusade for Christ. As of April 2018, SRS joins the ranks of these well-known evangelical organizations by earning accreditation from ECFA!
What does this mean for you? It means that SRS meets ECFA’s Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship. These standards are based on Biblical principles of financial accountability. In talking to the Corinthians about stewardship, the Apostle Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 8:20 – 21 (NASB), “taking precaution so that no one will discredit us in our administration of this generous gift; for we have regard for what is honorable, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.”
By joining ECFA, SRS demonstrates that we meet this high standard of financial accountability and responsibility.
Additionally, by joining ECFA, SRS lives up to the intent of ECFA’s motto – Enhancing Trust. As a result, we here at SRS hope you will feel more confident than ever that we are an organization worthy of your trust and which administers your generous gifts responsibly.
Thanks be to God and thanks be to you, our donors, for your continued support, prayers, and generosity to support the ministry of SRS.
David P. Briar, Col, USAF (Ret)