Findings from a national survey on church compensation will be used to create one of the best-known resources for church compensation reports—the Compensation Handbook for Church Staff. This resource is published by the Church Law & Tax Team of Christianity Today and helps church leaders determine a fair wage for pastors around the country.
Evangelist Alveda King (Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn), Dr. Day Gardner (President of National Black Pro-Life Union), Rev. Dean Nelson (Board Chair of the Douglass Foundation) and Rev. Walter Hoye (Founder of Issues 4 Life) invite one and all as we celebrate the true reason for the season which is the birth of Jesus Christ.
The State of the Plate surveyed nearly 1,600 pastors, leaders and laypeople to assess the current state of giving to churches in America. This year’s constituency-based survey was a collaborative research project by Brian Kluth’s MAXIMUM Generosity ministry and leading church technology providers, Tithe.ly, Elvanto, ChurchOS, Apollo Apps and ChurchMag.
The State of the Plate surveyed nearly 1,600 pastors, leaders, and laypeople to assess the current state of giving to churches in America. This year’s constituency based survey was a collaborative research project by Brian Kluth’s MAXIMUM Generosity ministry and leading church technology providers , Tithe.ly, Elvanto, ChurchOS, Apollo Apps, and ChurchMag.
Ministers ask that Mr. Trump clarify his position on a Muslim Database and ensure that no one is targeted or forced to register because of their religious beliefs.
Sarah Kay Bierle’s newest book, “With Gladness: A Christmas Story Collection” entertains and inspires individuals and families as it features holidays in America’s past.
Christian online retailer SonGear (SonGear.com) has launched a platform that allows customers to support the cause of their choice while shopping. SonGear Effect provides shoppers with the ability to choose from nine different Christian causes as they shop. The customer’s cause of choice will then be given a charitable donation of 2.5 percent of the purchase price – directly from SonGear, without increasing purchase price. This is on top of 10 percent of profits, which SonGear donates annually toward Christian charities around the world.
Howie and Debbie Campbell, a singer-songwriter team, have a message for American Christians. It’s an election-year plea, but not about politics. In a miraculous musical tour, they have already taken it to the steps of all 50 state capitols — including Alaska and Hawaii.
Long-term declines in church member giving and membership continued in 2014.
Thirty-two Christian leaders from business, political, cultural, and theological sectors have come together with The Washington Times and the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE) to publish a special report on faith and economics, entitled, “Faith at Work: Economic Flourishing, Freedom to Create and Innovate.” The report features opinion editorials from each leader and is printed inside today’s edition of The Washington Times newspaper. The report will be distributed to some 10,000 leaders in Washington, D.C., including every Congressional office, and has the potential to reach millions in print and online.
Thirty-two Christian leaders from business, political, cultural, and theological sectors have come together with The Washington Times and the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics (IFWE) to publish a special report on faith and economics, entitled, “Faith at Work: Economic Flourishing, Freedom to Create and Innovate.”
Leadership Network, in conjunction with Vanderbloemen Search Group, has just released the 2016 edition of its widely popular large-church salary report. Titled “12 Salary Trends Every Church Leader Should Know: 2016 Large Church Salary Study” authored by Warren Bird, Ph.D., the report offers the most comprehensive, cross-denominational financial perspective ever amassed about large churches in North America. Available at leadnet.org/salary.
The Churches Making Movies Christian Film Festival (CMMCFF) will host hundreds of movie goers in Elizabeth, New Jersey, October 7-9 when it screens over 20 faith-based films and presents its Annual Ultimate Red Carpet Event where Mrs. America 2014 is the keynote speaker and The Resurrection of Gavin Stone is the feature film.
America’s small churches under 400 attendance still dominate the nation’s church landscape both in number of churches and in total attendance. The number of the smaller churches still make up more than 90 percent of all U.S. congregations. John Vaughan (photo), founder of Church Growth Today research and consulting in Springfield, Missouri, has listed and ranked both America’s 100 largest and 100 fastest growing evangelical and Protestant churches since 1980. His 2016 Church Growth Today 100 largest churches list also includes the 200 fastest growing churches by actual attendance gain (net). Average weekend attendance for the 100 largest churches list begins at 9,000 and the 200 largest churches list begins at 6,000 attendance.
This week, the U.S. State Department released the religious freedom portion of its 2015 Annual Report on International Freedom.
The somber facts delineated in the State Department’s 2015 International Religious Freedom (IRF) Report, released this week, are not reflected in the Obama Administration’s foreign policy actions and priorities.
More than 10 million people now turn to the Digital Bible page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DigitalBible) for their source of daily Bible encouragement. The page that is operated by United Bible Societies combines Scripture verses on the major themes of the Bible with captivating visual imagery. Twelve volunteers from every continent manage ministry aspects like personal prayer and counseling done through the site. The page was started in February 2009 by the Bible Society of New Zealand, but today encouraging Bible verses are posted in 5 languages: English, Afrikaans, French, German and Tagalog.