America’s Christian Credit Union hosts Church Financial Seminar in honor of Clergy Appreciation Month

GLENDORA, CA (October 23, 2013) — America’s Christian Credit Union held their 2013 Church Financial Seminar on October 22, 2013 in honor of Clergy Appreciation Month. Over 40 local clergy members attended the event, which included guest speakers Dr. James Morwood, Lead Campus Pastor of Azusa Pacific University, and Vonna Laue, Partner at CapinCrouse LLP.

Pastors and their staff from around Southern California were invited to attend the free event in honor of Clergy Appreciation Month, which was started by Focus on the Family in 1994, reminding congregations that it was biblical to honor their pastoral staffs. Topics included a comprehensive review of best practices for church finances, investing and market overviews and spiritual wellness.

In response to the day dedicated to spiritual encouragement and financial education for pastors and their churches, one of the attendees said, “I’ve been praying for something like this for quite some time. This was an answer to prayer.” Another said, “[ACCU’s] passion for watching out for local churches and local pastors was so encouraging. Thank you!”

Mendell L. Thompson, President and CEO of America’s Christian Credit Union opened the day with a few words of gratitude that ACCU has for pastors. “It takes a calling, but also an incredible amount of character and skill to pastor entire congregations and to manage the financial side of ministry in a way that glorifies God and keeps a church healthy and thriving. We are honored to come alongside you and support you in your day to day work of expanding God’s Kingdom.”

About America’s Christian Credit Union
America’s Christian CU provides a broad range of financial solutions to individuals and ministries that empower them to reach their stewardship goals while expanding God’s Kingdom. Founded in 1958 and currently managing nearly $500 million in assets, ACCU serves the financial needs of its individual, family, ministry and business members. Funds entrusted to the credit union are reinvested in Kingdom purposes, supporting the Church worldwide.  For additional information, visit

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