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Religious donors keep giving to houses of worship and beyond amid inflation

(RNS) — Religious Americans are continuing to give to their houses of worship — and to other causes — with money and in-kind donations despite rising costs for daily living, a new report shows.

Pastors report the economy’s continued negative impact on churches

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — As churches continue to navigate economic challenges in the United States, many pastors say the economy is still harming their churches as giving fails to keep up with inflation.

Gift assures widow’s support for missions will carry on

JONESBORO, Ark. (BP) — A widow’s passion for missions will continue to make an impact for Southern Baptists’ two mission-sending agencies.

Churchgoers are still tithing, more comfortable doing so outside of church

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) – Most churchgoers say tithing is a biblical command and give at least 10 percent of their income. But they have more diverse opinions on the “where” and “how” of tithing.

Growing number of Christians obtaining payday loans 

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) – Finding themselves in a tough financial hole, many people have attempted to use payday loans to dig themselves out. 

Report: Giving to larger churches dropped last year, even as charitable donations rose

(RNS) – An annual report on giving to evangelical Christian nonprofits, including churches and other ministries, found that giving to the United States’ largest churches fell by more than 6.6 percent in 2021, despite a rise of 4 percent last year in charitable giving nationwide.

Giving Tuesday offers opportunity to support Gospel work of SBC entities

NASHVILLE (BP) – Whether it’s hunger relief projects, the seminary education of a future pastor or an ultrasound donated through the Ethics & Religious Liberty’s Psalm 139 Project, Southern Baptists have the opportunity to support the Great Commission work of Southern Baptist entities this Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29).

Churches adjust as talk of recession, inflation impacts ministry costs

NASHVILLE (BP) – The weekday preschool ministry at Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, N.C., feeds approximately 60 children a day, a number that doubles in the fall. Food costs have always been a part of such ministries, but it’s just one of several areas where inflation has commanded more attention.

FIRST-PERSON: Thy joy of giving

ROCHESTER, Minn. (BP) – As a kid, our family struggled financially, and as a result, I rarely got an allowance. But when I did, I was taught to give some of it back to the Lord.

Nickelodeon ‘Kid of the Year’ nominee wants to protect God’s creation

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BP) – After learning his home town of Chattanooga is one of the most polluted cities in the world, 12-year-old Cash Daniels knew he had to do something.