Has it become the new normal for American churches to "just get by?" read more
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There is a simple checklist to help you get started. read more
There are many economic blazes around the world ready to explode. read more
Do alternatives exist? read more
Here's how superior and vastly different God's kingdom is from any worldly economic or political system. read more
The percentage of churches that have gone to this method for tithes and offerings is lower than you might think. read more
Are you creating a holy buzz in your Sunday worship services? read more
In this week's Kingdom Economics, James Russell reveals why saints have unlimited potential regardless of their past or present experiences or circumstances. read more
I was at the C3 Church's Sunday service Sunday night at Oxford Falls, a suburb of Sydney, when Australian talk show host Jamie Malcolm exhorted the congregation. Jamie's words were so unforgettable, I wanted to make sure I recorded them here so I could remember and share them with you.
Jamie spoke about generosity and giving, but he did it in a way I've never heard before. He spoke of how to get started in giving. His point was simple: All too often, we think in terms of larger amounts rather than just starting out and doing something no matter how small. read more
Despite the tough economy, many of the nation’s largest churches are thriving, with increased offerings and plans to hire more staff, a new survey shows.
Just 3 percent of churches with 2,000 or more attendance surveyed by Leadership Network, a Dallas-based church think tank, said they were affected “very negatively” by the economy in recent years. Close to half—47 percent—said they were affected “somewhat negatively,” but one-third said they were not affected at all.
The vast majority—83 percent—of large churches expected to meet their budgets in 2012 or their current fiscal year. A majority of large churches also reported that offerings during worship services were higher last year than in 2011. read more