The State of Church Giving through 2003 – Chapter 8 Highlights

Chapter 8 Highlights

  • Congregational and denominational priorities affect church members’ response to the prime directive of the Great Commission.
  • A review of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches series, for the 1916 through the 1982 editions, found that the church’s priority had shifted from foreign missions to an internal focus.
  • Possible social consequences that may result, if current giving levels do not change, are reviewed.
  • Recommendations are offered to encourage the church’s commitment to the Great Commission.