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Feb 20, 2013

The Financial Health of Megachurches in 2013 (infographic)

Yesterday, Leadership Network released a new study entitled The Economic Outlook of Very Large Churches: Trends Driving the Budgets and Staffing Activities of North America's Biggest Congregations. The infographic below was part of that release. Considering the discussion yesterday here on the blog about the growth of the number of megachurches, I thought this was worth sharing today.

Again, the number of megachurches is not declining. And based on these statistics, they are financially healthier than non-megas.

According to our most recent LifeWay Research economic impact survey, 22% of all churches reported giving below budget. Only 17% of megachurches expect giving to be below budget this year. Also, 70% of megachurches showed an increase in giving as compared to just 40% of all churches.

By the way, before someone starts screaming that all I ever write about megachurches is glowing, since I said positive things TWO DAYS IN A ROW (oh no!), be sure to visit these small church and church planting resources and this episode of The Exchange. Then, of course, let your irrational hatred of megachurches still cause you to tweet or comment about how they are of Satan.

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Posted:February 20, 2013 at 12:00 am

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