Welcome to the ECA
This page is available as a resource for our members. You may click on the links at the left or below for various helps. If you cannot find what you are looking for or you have a suggestion for this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ministry, Contact and Address Changes: As part of your agreement in membership with the ECA, please notify us of any contact changes (i.e. address, phones, email), ministry position/title, or marital status within 45 days of accurance. Theses notifications may be sent to: email@example.com
Keep Your Credentials Current
ECA Ministerial Credentials are mailed annually in the month of December. The following items are enclosed in the Credential packet:
- Letter from the President
- Dated certificate
- Dated membership ID card
- Invoice for the next year’s membership dues
Annual membership dues are due upon receipt but payable by April 1 for the new year. Payment may be sent by mail, or a secure payment by credit card may be made through the ECA website. A credit card payment may also be made by phone. A credit card processing fee applies. If payment has not been received by April 1, a late fee of $35 will be assessed. To make payment online, click here.
The ECA Annual Ministerial Report is due April 1 and is accessible through the website. To access the annual report form, click here.
All ECA members are encouraged to submit payments and reports within the time frame indicated in order to prevent additional notifications and costly follow up.
If a member does not receive Ministerial Credentials in December, it is recommended that he or she contact the ECA office immediately. The ECA will not issue credentials to members who have not submitted a complete prior year’s report(s) or who have not paid prior years’ dues and fees in full. Calling or sending an email to the office will help us assist a member in making sure all reporting and payments are brought up to date. For contact information, click here.
The ECA also requires that members contact the ECA within 45 days of a change of address or other contact information. This information can be sent by email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ECA Logo Registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
The Evangelical Church Alliance has been issued a Certificate of Registration from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its name, logo and acronym. This includes our corporate name, "Evangelical Church Alliance"; acronym, "ECA"; and the a.k.a., "ECA International".
The registration of our logo stipulates our protected use of the Eastern and Western Hemisphere globes overlayed with the Western Hemishpere on top and one half height higher than the Eastern Hemisphere and a cross coming from the top center of the Eastern Hemisphere.
Whenever applicable and appropriate, the symbol "®" will be used on the ECA's printed and electronic media.
The ECA Board of Directors has designated the following policy regarding the use of its logo and trademark:
Policy Regarding the Use of the ECA Logo and Trademark by ECA Members, Churches and Affiliate Organizations
ECA members, churches and affiliate organizations may use the corporate logo and trademark provided they are members of the ECA in good standing. The following rules of use will apply:
- User must agree with ECA Tenents of Faith and Ministerial Ethics as outlined in ECA Constitution and By-Laws.
- Churches and affiliate organizations must immediately notify the ECA of any changes in their constitution or by-laws.
- The ECA trademark must be used in its entirety with the "®" symbol next to the trademark along with the text; "Member of the Evangelical Church Alliance.”
- ECA reserves the right to withdraw permission for use of the ECA logo and trademark at any time.
Any members desiring artwork of the ECA logo and trademark may contact our office.
The ECA is a member in good standing of the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability (ECFA). Our compliance with ECFA's standards gives testimony to our commitment to the highest standards of fundraising and financial management.