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The State of Church Giving Through 2012: What Are Christian Seminaries and Intellectuals Thinking - or Are They?

Ronsvalle, John L.; Ronsvalle, Sylvia

Verlag: Empty Tomb, 2014
ISBN 10: 0984366547 / ISBN 13: 9780984366545
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Titel: The State of Church Giving Through 2012: ...

Verlag: Empty Tomb

Erscheinungsdatum: 2014

Einband: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The State of Church Giving through 2012: What Are Christian Seminaries and Intellectuals Thinking, Or Are They? (24th Edition, October 2014) is the most recent report in an annual series. These analyses consider denominational giving data for a set of denominations first analyzed in a study published in 1988. The new report includes the following: Chapters 1 through 5 update church member giving in the U.S. through 2012. The analyses include: review of data for a composite set of denominations from 1968 through 2012 that includes 26.3 million full or confirmed members, and as of 2010, just over 100,000 of the estimated 350,000 religious congregations in the U.S.; church member giving from 1921-2012 for a set of 11 denominations; and giving and membership patterns and trends. Other analyses include congregational support of denominational overseas ministries updated through 2012; cost-per-day for various church populations to address evangelism and global needs such as preventing child deaths; and potential church giving levels where different factors are considered. Potential giving calculations are presented for all church members in the U.S., and also a specific analysis of Catholic giving in nine archdioceses. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey 2012 data for cash contributions to charity is analyzed by age, region, and income levels. The special focus chapter considers the need for a categorical shift in the way the church in the U.S. understands money. Christian seminaries and intellectuals could have, but have not to date, provided the leadership necessary to help church leaders and members tap their potential in the present age of affluence to increase their sharing of God's love in word and deed, in Jesus' name, with a hurting world. Five realities missed by Christian seminaries and intellectuals are explored. They are: 1) Unrecognized Potential for Good; 2) Pastors are Preaching to the Rich; 3) Money is a Spiritual Power; 4) Bigness and the Illusion of Powerlessness; and 5) Seminaries and Intellectuals Need to Provide Leadership. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0984366547

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