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Why Tithes and Offerings Are No Longer Enough

Mark DeYmaz, author of The Coming Revolution in Church Economics: Why Tithes and Offerings Are No Longer Enough and What You Can Do About It, sits down with Horizons CEO, Joe Park, to talk about his new book.

Tithes and offerings alone are no longer enough to provide for the needs of the local church, enable pastors to pursue opportunities, or sustain long-term ministry impact. Growing financial burdens on the middle class, marginal increases in contributions to religious organizations, shifting generational attitudes toward giving, and changing demographics are having a negative impact on church budgets. Given that someday local churches may be required to pay taxes on the property they own and/or lose the benefit of soliciting tax-deductible gifts, the time to pivot is now. What’s needed is disruptive innovation in church economics.

DATE: August 10, 2020
TOPIC: Fundraising Practice
TYPE: Video
SOURCE: External Resource
KEYWORDS: Congregations' Economic Practices, Economy
AUTHOR: Joe Park, Mark DeYmaz