Congregations have their unique culture around money and giving. Ministers and congregants have varied degrees of comfort with the topic and practices involving money and giving in the congregation. The needs, interests, and expectations do not always match up.
This question comes up frequently in my conversations with ministers and lay leaders. It is a topic that is emerging more and more in congregational stewardship literature as congregations realize they must work harder to compete for their congregants’ charitable dollars.
As I research this topic for a future blog, I am interested in getting your responses and thoughts. I invite you to take this latest poll and to offer your comments on the matter.