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Posted: Sep 21

A Pastor's Perspective on the Financing of American Religion

Congregational Leadership

By Richard Crocker

This terrific article from the website Resources for American Christianityaddresses seven issues from a pastor's perspective:

  1. Is there a crisis in the financing of American religion?
  2. Denominational cultures differ in regard to giving patterns. 
  3. There are a few transferable practices that do make a difference.
  4. These findings suggest a crisis of pastoral leadership.
  5. A new profession has emerged: that of professional fundraiser.
  6. A culture of philanthropy has emerged about which pastors know relatively little.
  7. So what, then, do pastors need to do?

Click Here to read the whole article.