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How Churches Raise Funds to Fight World Poverty

How Churches Raise Funds to Fight World Poverty 

Percentages according to church size.
How Much Are Donors Willing to Give Online?

How Much Are Donors Willing to Give Online? Member access only

As the amount goes up, donors feel more comfortable writing a check.
The Top 5 Reasons Churches Went to Court in 2017

The Top 5 Reasons Churches Went to Court in 2017 

Child sexual abuse is again the most common reason.
Percent of Annual Income Donated to the Church

Percent of Annual Income Donated to the Church Member access only

About a third of churchgoers actually give a 10-percent "tithe."
Are Offerings Increasing or Decreasing?

Are Offerings Increasing or Decreasing? 

Pastors weigh in on the state of their budgets since the beginning of 2017.
Faith Increases Giving

Faith Increases Giving 

People with religious beliefs are more likely to give than their nonbelieving counterparts.
Average Senior Pastor Compensation

Average Senior Pastor Compensation 

Infographic: Salary plus benefits broken down by church income.
Is Giving Outside of the Church Okay?

Is Giving Outside of the Church Okay? 

Infographic: Many evangelical leaders give a thumbs up to tithes that include nonchurch ministries.
Financial Worries in the Pastor's Home

Financial Worries in the Pastor's Home 

Infographic: Clergy spouses express concerns about their finances.
The Effect of Tax Deferral

The Effect of Tax Deferral 

Infographic: How does tax deferral affect your retirement?
Can Christians Substitute Volunteering for Financial Giving?

Can Christians Substitute Volunteering for Financial Giving? 

Infographic: Pastors and congregants don't see eye to eye.
How Important Is Generosity to Christians?

How Important Is Generosity to Christians? 

Infographic: Four generations of believers reveal how important it is to practice some form of generosity.
Mobile Reigns Among Digital Giving

Mobile Reigns Among Digital Giving 

Infographic: Not all e-giving is equally appealing.
Top 5 Reasons Churches End Up in Court

Top 5 Reasons Churches End Up in Court 

Infographic: Why many churches go to court each year.
Finances/Budget: Centralized or Decentralized?

Finances/Budget: Centralized or Decentralized? 

Infographic: How much does a new church rely on their network or sending church?
Funding Church Plants

Funding Church Plants 

Infographic: Comparing church planting beginners with planting strategists.
How Fraud Is Detected

How Fraud Is Detected 

Infographic: Management review, account reconciliation, and the other ways in which fraud is found out.
Giving Habits of Americans

Giving Habits of Americans 

Do Americans still give significantly to churches?
Regular Churchgoers’ Responses to the Bathroom Access Issue

Regular Churchgoers’ Responses to the Bathroom Access Issue 

How attendees view the transgender bathroom access issue by denomination.
Salary, Staff, and Budget Trends of Large Churches

Salary, Staff, and Budget Trends of Large Churches 

Percentage of Pastors with Student Loan Debt

Percentage of Pastors with Student Loan Debt 

Why Fraud Happens

Why Fraud Happens 

Organizations victimized by fraud cite these reasons.
Who Supports the Local Church?

Who Supports the Local Church? 

Many churches receive most of their donations from a small number of givers.
How Much Financial Stress Do Pastors Experience?

How Much Financial Stress Do Pastors Experience? 

"How much stress, worry, or concern, does your household's financial situation cause you?"
The Top 5 Reasons Religious Organizations Went to Court in 2015

The Top 5 Reasons Religious Organizations Went to Court in 2015 

Digital Giving Options

Digital Giving Options 

Given the choice, what electronic giving sources do churchgoers prefer?
Giving Habits Based on Three Church Sizes

Giving Habits Based on Three Church Sizes 

Offerings: Are Churches on Budget?

Offerings: Are Churches on Budget? 

How well did churches meet their offering budgets in 2015?
Online Donations

Online Donations 

Does Your Church Have a Whistleblower Policy?

Does Your Church Have a Whistleblower Policy? 

Who Tithes?

Who Tithes? 

Infographic: Percentage of worshipers who give 10 percent of their income to the church.
Church Construction Trends

Church Construction Trends 

How 85 surveyed churches classified and financed their construction projects.
Annual Compensation Including Benefits by Education

Annual Compensation Including Benefits by Education 

The Christian Money Mindset

The Christian Money Mindset 

How some believers regard the purpose of acquiring money and achieving financial security.
Religious Freedom Questions by Faith Segment

Religious Freedom Questions by Faith Segment 

Religious freedom questions show the views of Americans and evangelicals.
The Rising Value of Volunteer Work

The Rising Value of Volunteer Work 

Volunteering is only becoming more valuable—literally.
Americans' Preferred Payment Methods

Americans' Preferred Payment Methods 

Buying on credit easily tops the list.
Multisite Church Statistics

Multisite Church Statistics 

A look at some of the statistics surrounding multisite churches.
Church Giving Trends over the Last Year (2014)

Church Giving Trends over the Last Year (2014) 

A survey of churches asking if churches saw giving increase, decrease, or remain constant.
The Growth of Electronic Tax Filing

The Growth of Electronic Tax Filing 

Filing tax returns electronically sees steady gains over time.
Percentage of Churches with Income Exceeding Expenses

Percentage of Churches with Income Exceeding Expenses 

A breakdown of the percentage of churches with income exceeding expenses by region.
Church Financial Reserves

Church Financial Reserves 

What do you know about your church's operating reserve (cash on hand in bank accounts, investments, and/or a line of credit)?
Spending on Ministry Programs

Spending on Ministry Programs 

A breakdown of how churches segment their funds for various ministries.
Offering Multiple Giving Options

Offering Multiple Giving Options 

Giving increases at large churches who offer multiple giving options.
Individuals without Insurance after the Affordable Care Act Could Pay Big

Individuals without Insurance after the Affordable Care Act Could Pay Big 

Individuals without insurance could end up paying...
How Churches Pay Their People

How Churches Pay Their People 

A breakdown of where employee compensation goes.
How Churches Spend Their Money

How Churches Spend Their Money 

A breakdown of percentages of where church funds actually go.
Breakdown of Salary and Benefits For Full-Time Senior Pastors

Breakdown of Salary and Benefits For Full-Time Senior Pastors 

Infographic: Number of full-time respondents: 1,119
Portrait of a Pastor

Portrait of a Pastor 

Infographic: A snapshot of the senior pastor position in 2013.
How frequently do you communicate one-on-one with students?

How frequently do you communicate one-on-one with students?  

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How would you describe your youth ministry funding?

How would you describe your youth ministry funding? 

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Does your youth ministry have a written policy on communication?

Does your youth ministry have a written policy on communication?  

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When is safety training provided for youth ministry leaders?

When is safety training provided for youth ministry leaders?  

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What types of training does your church provide?

What types of training does your church provide?  

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How Does Your Youth Ministry Communicate?

How Does Your Youth Ministry Communicate? 

Infographic: How ministers and staff communicate with youth in their programs.
A Look at Salaries and Benefits for Solo Pastors

A Look at Salaries and Benefits for Solo Pastors 

Polled: 624 full-time pastors
What Should We Do if We Suspect Child Abuse?

What Should We Do if We Suspect Child Abuse? 

Answer these ten questions to help determine your course of action.
Starting a New Church?

Starting a New Church? 

Infographic: We've done the legwork for you.
3 Million Children Have Been Sexually Abused

3 Million Children Have Been Sexually Abused 

Infographic: That's 46 NFL stadiums full of kids.
Church Giving

Church Giving 

Infographic: What happened to your church's general fund in 2012 (or your last fiscal year) compared to 2011?
Financial/Generosity Teaching

Financial/Generosity Teaching 

Infographic: Who has influenced your biblical understanding of how to manage your finances and giving?
Types of Giving

Types of Giving 

Infographic: How do people who give 10% or more give inside their local church?
Church Financial Reserves

Church Financial Reserves 

Infographic: What do you know about your church's operating reserve?
Child Abuse Prevention and Response in Churches

Child Abuse Prevention and Response in Churches 

Infographic: How 700 church leaders responded.
International Safety Preparation

International Safety Preparation 

Infographic: How churches prepare before sending teams abroad to serve.
Outreach Budget Expectations

Outreach Budget Expectations 

Infographic: What church leaders receive—and hope to receive—to fund outreach.
Positive Effects of Outreach for Churches

Positive Effects of Outreach for Churches  Member access only

Infographic: The benefits of calling churchgoers to serve.
Screening Outreach Leaders and Volunteers

Screening Outreach Leaders and Volunteers Member access only

Infographic: Steps churches take to select those who will lead outreach efforts.
Church Giving Trends

Church Giving Trends 

Infographic: Giving ups and downs from 2009 to 2011.
Ministry to People with Sexual Addictions

Ministry to People with Sexual Addictions 

Infographic: How churches minister to those who struggle with sex-related sins.
Do Sex Offenders Belong in Church?

Do Sex Offenders Belong in Church? 

Infographic: How church leaders view the integration of a controversial group of people.
Responding to Sex Offenders

Responding to Sex Offenders  

Infographic: Opinions and realities about responses to an offender.

ChurchSalary

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Understanding Labor Laws

Understanding Labor Laws Member access only

Best practices for complying with regulations that pertain to hiring, firing, paying, disciplining, and supervising ministry employees.
Unrelated Business Income — The General Rules

Unrelated Business Income — The General Rules Member access only

How unrelated business income, and the possible taxes owed from it, works for churches.