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The State of Church Giving through 2013: Crisis or Potential?
(25th Edition, 2015, 214 pages) ISBN 978-0-9843665-5-2

Available: October 15, 2015

  1. 1. Church Member Giving, 1968–2013
  2. 2. Church Member Giving for 38 Denominations, 2012 to 2013
  3. 3. Church Member Giving in Denominations Defined by Organizational Affiliation, 1968, 1985, and 2013
  4. 4. Church Member Giving and Membership in 11 Denominations,
  5. 5. Church Member Giving and Membership Trends Based on
    1968–2013 Data
  6. 6. The Potential of the Church
  7. 7. Why and How Do Americans Give? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Expenditure Survey 2013 data for charitable cash contributions is analyzed by age, region, and income levels.
  8. 8. Crisis or Potential? Chapter 8 reviews the church member giving and membership data and various surveys that suggest a crisis facing the church in the U.S. Whether the church in the U.S., like the church in Sardis (Revelation 3:1-2), is dead and dying is considered. The potential for good that yet exists among the still-large church population in the U.S. is highlighted.


A final feature is a selection of 95 titles, drawn from many drafted over the years, accompanied by a blank column for the reader’s notes and reflections.

The book should be available through Internet sellers soon.

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