Founded in 1979, ECFA provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, transparency, fundraising, and board governance. ECFA enhances trust in Christ-centered churches and ministries by establishing and applying Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™ to accredited organizations. Though we do not require organizations to be accredited by the ECFA to join The Gospel Fund, we require that all project owners affirm the ECFA Statement of Faith, which represents a simple and broadly accepted affirmation of evangelical belief.


We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the barrenness of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, with equality across racial, gender, and class differences.


The fact that The Gospel Fund and its project owners subscribe to ECFA's Statement of Faith does not imply that organizations, individuals, churches or any project featured on the site are endorsed or accredited by the ECFA. We have adopted this Statement of Faith because it is a simple and broadly accepted affirmation of evangelical belief. Learn more about the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability at their website.