Giving to congregations has shifted upward after churches closed their buildings earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, a survey shows. The new State of the Plate research finds that close to two-thirds (64%) of churches across the country reported in August that giving is
(RNS) — All the available hard evidence shows that religious congregations are declining. But a new nationally representative study from the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving at Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds that revenue is not necessarily declining along with attendance.
Rather than just giving Christmas presents to the needy, two Kansas City-area church churches are giving the gift of giving and helping parents or guardians to pick and give their own presents to their children.
NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas (RNS) — To hear Bruce Bachman tell it, he's just a guy with a bell, a red apron and a heart
Churches must focus on thriving, rather than surviving or simply meeting budget goals.
CBF Heartland made its annual Circle of Giving presentation of a check for $5,000 during its “state” meting at the CBF General Assembly in Atlanta on June 26. The recipient
Selling (or buying) tickets, candy or wrapping paper, washing cars or manning a game booth, even giving an extra dollar in a store purchase can help a worthy cause.
Believers also have opportunities to support the church or a ministry through “giving by living,” generosity
What does it mean for a Christian to sacrifice in contemporary times?
My oldest grandchild hit double figures on a recent birthday –- the big 1-0. A birthday party that included about a dozen schoolmates had begun at a local bowling establishment and had moved back to the house for the opening of gifts
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (ABP) – For all its successes, Neo-Calvinism needs to do a better job of spurring zeal for global missions and personal holiness, a speaker said April 11 at the Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, Ky.