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Church Tech + Giving: What’s New — and What’s Next?

In this new interview, Tithe.ly CEO Dean Sweetman, COO Frank Barry, and Church Executive Editor in Chief RaeAnn Slaybaugh discuss: Current church tech trends How COVID has changed church giving The future of church technology

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States hit hardest by unemployment claims: study

With nearly 43 million Americans losing their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic and new unemployment claims this week higher than in the same week last year, WalletHub yesterday released updated rankings for the States Hit Most by Unemployment Claims. This report is a follow-up to WalleteHub’s report on the Cities with the Biggest Increases in […]

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Barna Group Announces Largest Research Initiative Providing Insights on State of the Church

Barna Group, a leading research company focused on the intersection of faith and culture, today announced the launch of a new research initiative on the state of the church in the U.S. The upcoming State of the Church 2020 survey will be the most in-depth and comprehensive study in Barna’s 35-year history. “This is a new decade […]

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Giving Tuesday Online Gifts to Churches Grow by 34% in 2019

Ministry Brands, a leading provider of church software and online giving, announced today a 34% increase in transactions and a 7% lift in gift size over last year, as processed through its platforms for the 2019 Giving Tuesday event. These significant increases reflect giving across all of the religious organizations combined that use Ministry Brands’ […]

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Church design trends: expert perspectives

Emerging trends, outdated ones, and ministry-specific design movements What’s especially appealing about working with churches? Trung Doan: Churches are the hands and feet of faith, and we consider it a privilege to equip churches to continue making a difference. Rodney C. James: Mentoring, leading and helping pastors. Most didn’t get a class in church design, […]

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Annual Report Shows Americans Gave Over $427 Billion to Charity in 2018 In June, Giving USA Foundation, a public service initiative of The Giving Institute, released its latest annual report: Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018. According to researchers, 2018 was a complex year for giving due to a […]

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Sanctuaries under Siege: Fear among US Worshippers Centered on Armed Intruders

Church Mutual survey shows attendees’ greatest fear is now armed intruders in their places of worship In places of worship — the hallowed spaces that offer refuge and sanctuary — more than 1 in 10 Americans (12 percent) say they do not feel safe. Their top concern: 45 percent said they feared armed intruders. These […]

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Poll Shows U.S. Church Membership Decline According to a study by Gallup, Inc., a global analytics and advice firm, the number of U.S. adults who are members of a church, mosque or synagogue has dropped by 20 percent in the last two decades. Compared to 70 percent in 1999, only half of Americans reported being […]

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Pastors’ Social Roles Unclear in Current Cultural Climate We are only a few months into 2019 and it has already been a newsworthy year full of major headlines. With all of the dramatic changes and strong stances taking place in the current American social and political climate, pastors are feeling the effects of trying to […]

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  Christians and Sabbath It’s not uncommon for businesses around the country to close on Sundays. For many Christian workers, this is an opportune time to take a Sabbath, a day of rest. LifeWay Research recently conducted a study of surveys taken by 1,010 American churchgoers about their views on resting on the Sabbath. The […]

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