The State of Church Giving through 2003

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The State of Church Giving through 2003

  • 15th Edition, October 2005
  • ISBN: 0-9679633-5-4
  • By: John L. Ronsvalle and Sylvia Ronsvalle

Topics Include:

  • The Potential of the Church: An empty tomb survey of 28 Protestant denominations’ Overseas Missions Income for 2003 (including 146,000 congregations). A comparison of Overseas Missions Income in the 1920s and 2003. An update of potential giving at the 10% level, and the potential of the church to impact global need in Jesus’ name.
  • The relationship between membership growth and Overseas Missions Income.
  • Church Giving and Membership Data Updated through 2003: Updated and confirmed giving data from 1968-2003. Analysis of evangelicals and mainline Protestant giving trends, 1968-2003 trends in membership and giving patterns, and giving and membership from 1921-2003.
  • Giving Patterns and the Church’s Priorities: A review of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches series, 1916-1982 editions, to explore church priorities. A discussion of dynamics defining current church priorities, especially regarding the prime directive of the Great Commission.
  • Measurement of Philanthropy: A review of national media reports on national philanthropy data. An analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Expenditure Survey charitable giving data.

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