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Why the Book

Conventional wisdom suggests that a church whose budget is not 100 percent supported by tithes and offerings is not sustainable. We believe, however, that a coming revolution in church economics will necessarily redefine the notion of church stability altogether, as an increasing number of congregations find they are not stable or sustainable by this definition. To expect that churches will be so apart otherwise, apart from a revolution in their approach to finance and funding, is to take for granted the status quo.

In addition, churches that rely solely on tithes and offerings unnecessarily limit their capacity. Imagine what your church could do if it generated an additional 30 percent of its revenue through for-profit business enterprise. On the other hand, imagine how much less your church would accomplish if it was forced to cut 30 percent of its budget, resulting in a significant reduction of staff, programming, community engagement, and giving to missionaries overseas. Such a scenario is already playing out in many churches across the United States as tithes and offerings are stagnant and/or in decline.

Given the possibility (if not a probability) that local governments may someday assess church real estate to collect property taxes and/or that the federal government could take away tax-exempt status for churches altogether, we believe the time to pivot is now.

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For more information about our Church Economics Accelerator,
including 2020 start dates & pricing, and/or to register your church or cohort,
click here or visit
www.churcheconomics.org.

In addition, listen to a related podcast...

100 Movements w/Mark DeYmaz, Alan Hirsch, Jessie Cruickshank & Rich Robinson discuss Church Economics.

        

 

Think Biblically with Mark DeYmaz, Sean McDowell, and Scott Rae discuss the Coming Revolution.


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