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When Christmas giving is smart and when it isn’t

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With the Christmas season upon us, thoughts are turning to the matter of gifts and giving. Such matters generally invoke joy in people of all ages, but not always. Sometimes we give ...

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Troubled economy has hurt churches, slight majority of Protestant pastors say

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Just more than half of Protestant pastors in the United States believe current economy is having a negative impact on their churches, a new survey from Lifeway Research found. By contrast, just ...

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Survey: Generosity more common among church-going Christians

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Christians who attend church regularly are more likely to be taught and experience generosity in their own lives than non-Christians, according to a new Barna survey. The poll conducted of 2,016 adults ...

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Americans on right and left agree over how quickly donations should be used

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Political partisanship is a powerful dividing line, but a new survey shows widespread agreement on the need for changes in how quickly charitable foundations and donor advised funds put donations to work. ...

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15 tips for a summer of generosity

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Summer is a great time to not only relax with the family but also to share the joy of giving. From overflowing backyard gardens to helping with VBS, there are numerous ways ...

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Christian young adults give more than non-Christian peers, study finds

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Christian adults aged 40 or younger donate three times as much money as non-Christians over the course of a year, a new study finds. “The study showed Christian young adults share more ...

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National Christian Foundation creates fund for “The Chosen” series

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The multi-season television series “The Chosen” is getting help from a national charity organization to help fund the production. The show has taken the streaming world by storm with its unconventional approach ...

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10 ways to give this Christmas and live generously all year long

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It’s always more blessed to give than to receive, especially during the Christmas season. The National Christian Foundation shared some ways to make generosity a family tradition during the holidays and beyond. ...

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How does government welfare measure up against church or charity help?

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It’s that time of year again, the time when Americans consume more than ever, but also the time when America highlights charity more than ever – including to the local church. Indeed, ...

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Local ministries rely on your generosity to serve women, babies and adoptive children

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Dwight and I go out for breakfast to celebrate special occasions such as the first snowfall of the season, election day, and school snow days. Last year while enjoying the snowflakes, a ...

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Nonprofits may be on track for best fundraising year ever, new survey finds

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A new report on charitable giving suggests America’s nonprofit organizations are on track for possibly their best fundraising year ever, even in the midst of the continued government mandates and a bad ...

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Single mom trusts God – from rock bottom to tithing to debt-free

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Since her first paycheck at the age of 16, Danesca Baez says she’s always embraced a “cheerful” mentality about tithing and giving. “I was a brand-new convert, in love, on fire for ...

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19 ways to be generous this summer

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Although summer is a great time for vacation, generosity is always in season. The National Christian Foundation shared 19 ways to be generous this summer. Talk to strangers: Look for an opportunity to ...

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Christmas ‘wish list’ for area adoption, foster and pro-life ministries

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Each year Metro Voice highlights area ministries and their Christmas “Wish List.” It’s an opportunity for the community to give back to specific needs or causes that these organizations need assistance with. ...

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Creative ways to make generous giving a family activity

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Despite the many challenges of 2020, Americans are pausing this week to give things. The period of Thanksgiving through the new year traditionally sees the highest giving levels among individuals of all ...

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Kansas and Missouri in bottom half of most charitable states: study

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As the giving seasons begins, Missouri and Kansas have a ways to go to catch up with the most charitable states in the nation. Missouri ranked No. 24 and Kansas came in ...

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Pastors say pandemic economy still hurting congregations

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After a few years of economic optimism, pastors say the pandemic economy is still hurting their congregation. The news comes as many cities across the U.S. still have restrictions in place for ...

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Presbyterian Church USA scales back General Assembly over finances

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Mainline Protestant denominations continue to face tough decisions because of dwindling membership and financial contributions. The Presbyterian Church USA recently announced that it might have to limit or even end its tradition ...

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National Christian Foundation shares 19 ways to help churches during pandemic

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Just like individuals and businesses, many churches are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. The National Christian Foundation asked pastors and church leaders from across the country how members can help and developed ...

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Large majority of donors expect no impact from COVID-19 this year

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In good news for churches and faith-based organizations, the vast majority of donors don’t the expect the covid-19 pandemic to reduce their giving for the rest of 2020. However, experts warn nonprofit ...

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Donations to churches and ministries hold steady throughout pandemic

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Churches across the nation are feeling encouraged after their congregations stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic. Donations to churches and ministries have remained strong.  In a reversal of earlier fears for the ...

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‘State of the Plate’ poll: most churches see giving decline

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A new “State of the Plate” poll involving more than 1,000 churches across all 50 states shows that more than six out of 10 churches have seen a decline in offerings since ...

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Expert: How churches can weather the coronavirus financial storm

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The coronavirus pandemic may have a severe impact on the finances of churches, ministries and nonprofit organizations. Phil Cooke, a Christian media consultant in Los Angeles, recently shared his advice on how ...

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Pastors uncertain if U.S. economy is helping their congregations

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The Christmas shopping season is in full swing, but pastors are divided on whether the economy is helping their congregations this year, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research. Forty-one percent ...

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Drop in charitable contributions tied to decline in religious affiliation

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Charitable contributions are down in the United States, and faith may have something to do with it, according to Marketwatch. The share of U.S. adults who donated to charity dropped significantly between ...

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