Mlive—Study reveals church giving at lowest point since Great Depression

Posted by Kendall Harmon

A new book, “The State of Church Giving,” says congregations have waning influence among charitable causes because their focus now seems to be on institutional maintenance rather than spreading the gospel and healing the world.

The 20th annual study by Empty Tomb Inc. reaffirmed a “long-term turning inward of congregations” exhibited by a dwindling share of church donations spent on benevolence and evangelism. It also found a dip in money given to churches during the 2008 recession, even while donations to religious organizations overall increased.

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Posted October 29, 2010 at 10:03 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. Pb wrote:

There is a Pentacostal saying that you get what you preach. Are we surprised? We are getting what we preach.

October 29, 12:07 pm | [comment link]
2. Pb wrote:


October 29, 12:08 pm | [comment link]
3. Northwest Bob wrote:

Giving is up in many faithful congregations including my local ACNA parish. The Lord is faithful to congregations who are faithful to Him.
In the Faith,
NW Bob

October 30, 4:12 pm | [comment link]
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