Press Release by ECFA (October 28, 2013)

ERIE, PA  – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of Ratio Christi of Erie, PA. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising.

Ratio Christi joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and ministries across America, supported by over 20 million donors that have earned the right to display the ECFA seal.  When an organization is accredited by ECFA, it demonstrates its willingness to follow the model of biblical accountability.

“We are pleased to accredit a ministry committed to equip university students and faculty to give historical, philosophical, and scientific reasons for following Jesus Christ,” said Dan Busby, president of ECFA.
Founded in 2011, Ratio Christi ( brings together faith and reason in order to establish the intellectual voice of Christ in the University. Ratio Christi is placing resident apologists and Christian apologetics clubs at universities around the world. They unashamedly defend the veracity of God, the Bible, and Christ’s resurrection and engage in the battle for the mind.

To learn more about Ratio Christi and their stewardship opportunities, visit ServantMatch®, ECFA’s program that matches God’s servants with the stewardship options of ECFA members based on ministry sectors and categories.  It is ECFA’s newest online feature that allows you to quickly and easily find giving opportunities.

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

John Van Drunen, Vice President

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