The State of Church Giving through 2002 – Chapter 8 Highlights

Chapter 8 Highlights

  • Church members care about local and global need as demonstrated by their response to emergency situations.
  • The resources exist to solve, rather than just cope with, many of the life-threatening problems faced particularly by those in other areas of the world.
  • Church members want to know what their money is doing when it leaves the congregation.
  • There is a need for a logical approach if church members are to be challenged to increase giving to missions.
  • One strategy, first offered in 1984 and now presented in a twenty-year update, is the idea of a Yoking Map. This strategy distributes resources based on the location of physical and spiritual needs around the globe.
  • Whether church members choose to increase giving to help their neighbors is a basic moral choice.