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The State of Church Giving through 2014:
Speaking Truth to Power

(26th Edition, 2016, 210 pages) ISBN 978-0-9843665-6-9

  1. 1. Church Member Giving, 1968–2014
  2. 2. Church Member Giving for 38 Denominations, 2012 to 2014
  3. 3. Church Member Giving in Denominations Defined by Organizational Affiliation, 1968, 1985, and 2014
  4. 4. Church Member Giving and Membership in 11 Denominations,
  5. 5. Church Member Giving and Membership Trends Based on
    1968–2014 Data
  6. 6. The Potential of the Church
  7. 7. Why and How Do Americans Give? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey 2014 data for charitable cash contributions is analyzed by age, region, and income levels.
  8. 8. Chapter 8 explores the implications of the affluence that has flooded the U.S., especially since World War II. Its impact on society has been felt and not understood. The results, it is suggested, are evident in the church member giving and membership trends discussed in the first six chapters of the book. The proposed solution might be summarized as: repent and mobilize.

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