Children’s Lantern Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization

Children’s Lantern Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

DEFIANCE, OH – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Children’s Lantern of Defiance, OH.

ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.

Children’s Lantern joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and ministries across America, supported by over 27 million donors that have earned the right to display the ECFA seal.  When an organization is accredited by ECFA, it demonstrates its willingness to follow the model of biblical accountability.

“We are pleased to accredit a ministry committed to do everything within their power to help helpless children,” said Dan Busby, president of ECFA.

Founded in 2011, Children’s Lantern ( empowers and supports through education, mentoring, resource and financial giving in the areas of: human trafficking, adoption, foster care, and missions.

To learn more about Children’s Lantern and their stewardship opportunities, visit ServantMatch®, ECFA’s program that matches God’s servants with the stewardship options of ECFA members based on ministry sectors and categories.  It is ECFA’s newest online feature that allows you to quickly and easily find giving opportunities.

ECFA, founded in 1979, provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA Standards pertaining to financial accountability, fundraising and board governance.  For more information about ECFA, including information about accreditation and a listing of ECFA-accredited members, visit or call 1-800-323-9473.



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