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ECFA Membership Changes, MinistryWatch Database Changes, David French on the Podcast, Kay Warren Speaks From The Archives

ECFA Changes.  The following organizations have had membership status changes in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.  ADDITIONS: None  REMOVALS:  None

On the Podcast:  Each week, MinistryWatch brings you news about Christian ministries, as well as the latest in charity and philanthropy, news that we examine from a Christian worldview perspective.  Our goal is to help us become better stewards of the resources God has entrusted to us.  On today’s program, the death of a whistleblower who was one of the few heroes in the Catholic Church clergy sex abuse scandal.  And Daystar’s Marcus Lamb, who preached against the COVID vaccine, dies after becoming infected by the virus.  We begin today with an update on a story we’ve been covering for nearly a year, an update on Kanakuk Ministries.  You can hear the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and other podcast apps, or you can simply click here.

MinistryWatch EXTRA Episode:  David French.  Our mid-week “Extra” episodes are a chance for us to go deep with a particular topic, and today I’m pleased to have back on the program David French.  David French is a senior editor at The Dispatch and has written extensively about troubles in some of the countries largest Christian organizations.  Today we discuss Liberty University – among others. Listen here.

MinistryWatch Database Changes.  MinistryWatch now has more than 1,000 ministries in its database. These ministries represent more than $35-billion in total revenue, most of that donor revenue from evangelicals. The following ministries have their profiles updated with the most recent year’s financial data. The Financial Efficiency rating of each ministry is in parenthesis. If this rating represents a change from the previous year, that change is noted: China Outreach Ministries, Inc.  (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: Arizona Baptist Children’s Services (Up 3 to 4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), CBMC, Inc.  (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Kingsburg Community Assistance Program (KCAPS) (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: D), New Horizons Ministries (Up 2 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Orphan Helpers, Inc.  (Down 3 to 2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Town and Country Manor (Down 4 to 3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A). The following ministry has been added to the MinistryWatch database with the most recent year’s financial data: African Bible Colleges (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Agape Flights (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Align Life Ministries (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Austin Disaster Relief Network (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Barnabas International (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Cafe 1040 (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Christian Health Service Corps (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), East County Transitional Living Center (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Eight Days of Hope (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Extreme Response International (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), First Love International Ministries (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Free Lutheran Theological Seminary Corporation (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), International Outreach Ministries (5 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Life in Abundance International (1 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), LifePath Christian Ministries / York Union Rescue Mission (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center (1 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), MAOZ Israel Ministries (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), OurCalling Inc (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Partners Relief and Development (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Reaching and Teaching International Ministries (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Renewanation (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Riverside Christian Ministries (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Servant Partners Inc (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Stoneybrooke Christian Schools (3 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Teen Challenge of the Midlands / Sheepgate (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Teen Missions International (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Trinity College of Florida (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Uncharted Ministries (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Urban Youth Impact (1 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Veritas Christian Academy of Houston (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Washington University of Virginia (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), With God All Things Are Possible / ATP Ministries (1 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), World Evangelical Alliance (2 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Compass (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A), Paxton Ministries (4 Stars, Transparency Grade: A)

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Salary Data Now In MinistryWatch Database. We now have salary information for 3,000 executives from about half of the ministries in the MinistryWatch 1000 database.  So check out this new addition by clicking on the red button at the top of this page, or here.  That takes you to our database.  The search engine is right there, and you can type in the name of a ministry you’re interested in and our profile will pop right up – now, with compensation information for the top executives.

Audio Version of Faith-Based Fraud Now Available. Thanks to those of you who made my new book Faith-Based Fraud a best-seller in several Amazon categories this week.  It’s now available in paperback and e-book versions.  To get your copy, click here.  This week, the new audio version released.  You can get that from Audible by clicking here.

MinistryWatch Video.  In closing, a reminder that we have created a new, short (3.5 minutes) video that explains what we do here at MinistryWatch, and why.  If you’re new to MinistryWatch, I hope you’ll check it out.  To find it, click here.

On This Date. Paul Crouch, the founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, died on Nov. 30, 2013.  Read more here.  On this date (Dec. 3) in 2019, MinistryWatch published a conversation with Kay Warren about sexual abuse, mental health, suicide, and the church.  You can read it here.

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Warren Cole Smith

Warren previously served as Vice President of WORLD News Group, publisher of WORLD Magazine, and Vice President of The Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He has more than 30 years of experience as a writer, editor, marketing professional, and entrepreneur. Before launching a career in Christian journalism 25 years ago, Smith spent more than seven years as the Marketing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

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