Wednesday, March 21, 2012

American Churches & Giving

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Here are some eye-opening numbers about churches in the United States, our current giving patterns and the potential for where our resources could go.

Taken from MagSays:

The Problem That Currently Exists In American Churches
  • Christians are giving at a 2.5% per capita or tithe.  During the Great Depression, they gave at a 3.3% rate.
  • Today, 33-50% of church members, those who claim they have bought in at a deep level to your ministry, give nothing.
  • If we were able to have our people increase their giving from 2.5% to 10% of their annual income, an additional $165 billion would flow into the Kingdom.  
To show the global impact those resources could make, consider the following:
  • $25 billion would relieve global hunger, starvation, and deaths from preventable diseases in 5 years.
  • $12 billion would eliminate illiteracy in 5 years.
  • $15 billion would solve the world’s water and sanitation issues, specifically at places in the world where 1 billion people live on less than $1 per day.
  • $1 billion would fully fund the Great Commission.$100 – $110 billion would still be left over for additional ministry expansion.
NOTE: the source of these statistics were provided by

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