Frequently Asked Questions
In an effort to best serve you, we have listed our most frequently asked questions below. Please click on a question to read the answer.
- Who is Crown Financial Ministries?
- What does Crown do?
- Where is Crown located?
- How can Crown help me with my finances?
- Does Crown give financial assistance?
- How does Crown operate?
- Is Crown affiliated with any religious denomination?
- Is Crown a member of any type of accountability organization?
- Who runs Crown Financial Ministries?
1. Who is Crown Financial Ministries?
Crown Financial Ministries is the merged organization of Christian Financial Concepts (founded by Larry Burkett in 1976) and Crown Ministries (founded by Howard Dayton in 1985). Read Crown's Vision and Mission statements here.
2. What does Crown do?
Crown is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that teaches God’s biblical principles of finances to people around the world. We teach through our media programs, church teaching solutions, and products, including workbooks and software.
4. How can Crown help me with my finances?
We have trained Budget Coaches who can help you set up a budget and get your finances in order. We offer materials for small groups and individual Bible studies. We also have materials on many other areas of finances. We do not offer investing advice, nor do we have trained counselors who can give investing or financial planning advice.
5. Does Crown give financial assistance?
We receive many requests for financial support from organizations and individuals. Since this ministry is supported primarily by outside donations that are sent to us for the purpose of teaching biblical principles of money management, we are not free to redirect those funds. We are sensitive to the work you are doing, but we are required to follow certain financial guidelines and to be accountable to those who support the work of this ministry.
6. How does Crown operate?
Crown Financial Ministries operates on a cash basis (i.e., it does not borrow money.) Crown believes that one of the ways God can give direction is through the provision (or withholding) of funds. Therefore, Crown Financial Ministries moves forward on a project only when it has the funds on hand to do so.
7. Is Crown affiliated with any religious denomination?
No, Crown is a non-denominational organization. Click here to read Crown’s Statement of Faith.
8. Is Crown a member of any accountability organization?
Crown is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability and therefore conforms to their standards (www.ecfa.org). This assures the public that Crown Financial Ministries, Inc. adheres to ethical accounting, administration, and fundraising practices. Click here to read about our Financial Integrity.
9. Who runs Crown Financial Ministries?
Crown is governed by a Board of Directors with a background in finances and business. Each one feels called to this ministry and believes in Crown’s goal of teaching God’s financial principles to people around the world. Click here to see the list of our Board Members.