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Church Giving, Budgeting, and Financial/Generosity Ministry

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY & PRESS RELEASE SURVEY OF 1000+ CHURCHES on Church Giving, Budgeting, and Financial/Generosity Ministry Background on the survey: In late 2008 and early 2009 there were a growing number of media articles and news stories about a decline in church giving in light of the growing recession in America. Church giving stories were in city newspapers, […]

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6 STAGES of the DYING CHURCH

“The six stages of a dying church:” Denial. The church is declining numerically, but no one seems concerned. Fewer people are reached with the gospel, but no alarm sounds. The church’s impact on the community is negligible, but life continues in the church like nothing has happened. Recalibration. There is a sense that something’s wrong […]

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Post-Christian Church Metrics

To qualify as “post-Christian,” individuals had to meet nine or more of the following factors . “Highly post-Christian” individuals meet 13 or more of the factors (out of these 16 criteria). Do not believe in God Identify as atheist or agnostic Disagree that faith is important in their lives Have not prayed to God (in […]

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