The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has announced The Wesleyan Church’s membership in the national financial accountability organization. “The Wesleyan Church has demonstrated its commitment to faithful stewardship, financial accountability, and transparency by receiving accreditation from ECFA.”

“We are pleased to include in our membership a denomination committed to offering the good news that faith in Jesus Christ makes possible a wonderful personal relationship with God, a holy life empowered by His Holy Spirit for witness and service, and assurance of eternal life in heaven,” said Dan Busby, president of ECFA.

The announcement came as church leaders met in Lexington, Ky., recently to set policy, approve legislation, and elect a new general superintendent, The Rev. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon.

“As part of The Wesleyan Church’s responsibility to all people, we pledge our commitment to following faithful stewardship practices by seeking and obtaining accreditation through ECFA,” Lyon said. “The standards ECFA sets for accountability are centered in biblical teachings and Christian faith, and will help us equip and empower our churches in their mission and ministry to make disciples for Christ.”

Mr. Kevin J. Batman, Chief Financial Officer for The Wesleyan Church said, “We are delighted to be a part of an organization that shares our values, beliefs, and financial standards in such a recognized and influential way.”