Churches Are Rebounding From The Recession

04.01.11 | Sarah Harnisch

  More churches are rebounding from economic recession.  Forty-three percent saw giving go up in 2010, and nearly half were also able to increase their budget this year. Those in the Pacific Coast states and Southeast states were hardest hit, as were churches with congregations of less then 100 people. Churches have been responding to economic challenges by cutting back on staff travel and conferences expenses, and decreasing spending on ministry programs and expansion or renovation projects. But with the cash starting to roll back in, many have responded with staff pay raises, allocating more money to missions, and doing some maintenance on the building that they've been putting off.