Matthews United Methodist Church Becomes an ECFA Certified Church

April 20, 2017

Matthews United Methodist Church Certified by National Financial Accountability Organization

MATTHEWS, NC – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the certification of Matthews United Methodist Church of Matthews, NC.

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

Matthews United Methodist Church 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 certified by ECFA, it demonstrates its willingness to follow the model of biblical accountability.

“We are pleased to certify a church committed to transform the world, one life at a time,” said Dan Busby, president of ECFA.

Founded in 1877, Matthews United Methodist Church ( is committed to reaching people in the name of Christ, teaching everyone to be fully devoted disciples of Christ, praising God through worship and in everything they do, and serving others, as Christ taught, to relieve suffering in the world.

ECFA, founded in 1979, provides certification 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 certification and a listing of ECFA-certified members, visit or call 1-800-323-9473.


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