ECFA has been active in this area, urging our political leaders to preserve—if not strengthen—current charitable giving incentives. In response to the latest congressional hearing by the House Ways and Means Committee, ECFA will submit a written comment explaining how giving incentives for individuals to donate to churches and other religious organizations serve as an effective policy tool for the government in bettering our communities.

Since God owns it all (and He has no lack of resources), we must steward our resources to edify the body of Christ. Regardless of what happens with charitable giving incentives in Congress, may our hearts be drawn closer to God and the priorities of His Kingdom!

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Dan Busby is president of president of ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability), an accreditation organization that sets standards for governance, financial management and fundraising/stewardship for churches and other nonprofits across the country.

Publication date: February 25, 2013