Lake Institute Projects


In 2019, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving released The National Study of Congregation’s Economic Practices (NSCEP), which provides an overview of congregations’ finances and finds that the experience of congregations and their economic practices is diverse and dynamic.

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COVID-19 Studies

Through our 2020 survey of congregational leaders across the country, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving asked congregations about their finances: How have congregations encouraged giving and managed their resources in the midst of the pandemic? How are they looking to the future in terms of giving trends, budget planning, and reopening for in-person services?

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