How Much Are Donors Willing to Give Online?
As the amount goes up, donors feel more comfortable writing a check.
Percent of Annual Income Donated to the Church
About a third of churchgoers actually give a 10-percent "tithe."
Are Offerings Increasing or Decreasing?
Pastors weigh in on the state of their budgets since the beginning of 2017.
Faith Increases Giving
People with religious beliefs are more likely to give than their nonbelieving counterparts.
Average Senior Pastor Compensation
Infographic: Salary plus benefits broken down by church income.
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
Infographic: Clergy spouses express concerns about their finances.
The Effect of Tax Deferral
Infographic: How does tax deferral affect your retirement?
Can Christians Substitute Volunteering for Financial Giving?
Infographic: Pastors and congregants don't see eye to eye.
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
Infographic: Not all e-giving is equally appealing.
Finances/Budget: Centralized or Decentralized?
Infographic: How much does a new church rely on their network or sending church?
Funding Church Plants
Infographic: Comparing church planting beginners with planting strategists.
Giving Habits of Americans
Do Americans still give significantly to churches?
Regular Churchgoers’ Responses to the Bathroom Access Issue
How attendees view the transgender bathroom access issue by denomination.
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 stress, worry, or concern, does your household's financial situation cause you?"
Digital Giving Options
Given the choice, what electronic giving sources do churchgoers prefer?
Offerings: Are Churches on Budget?
How well did churches meet their offering budgets in 2015?
Church Construction Trends
How 85 surveyed churches classified and financed their construction projects.
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 show the views of Americans and evangelicals.
The Rising Value of Volunteer Work
Volunteering is only becoming more valuable—literally.
Americans' Preferred Payment Methods
Buying on credit easily tops the list.
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
Filing tax returns electronically sees steady gains over time.
Percentage of Churches with Income Exceeding Expenses
A breakdown of the percentage of churches with income exceeding expenses by region.
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
A breakdown of how churches segment their funds for various ministries.
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
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How Churches Pay Their People
A breakdown of where employee compensation goes.
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
Infographic: Number of full-time respondents: 1,119
Portrait of a Pastor
Infographic: A snapshot of the senior pastor position in 2013.
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
Polled: 624 full-time pastors
What Should We Do if We Suspect Child Abuse?
Answer these ten questions to help determine your course of action.
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