Missions

127,000 Missionaries sent from the U.S. in 2010. (Brazil is the second-largest sending country overall. South Korea is the second-largest if only Protestants are counted.)

32,400 Missionaries sent to the U.S. in 2010. The U.S. is the largest receiving country in the world.

Source: Reuters / Center for the Study of Global Christianity

Money

$1.5 million Estimated annual operating costs for a 217-acre campus in Northfield, Massachusetts, built by D. L. Moody.

$0 Cost to acquire it from the Green family (owners of the Hobby Lobby craft store chain), which is of-fering the site to a Christian institution. The C. S. Lewis Foundation could not raise the $3 million it planned to use for a college there.

Source: Religion News Service

Church and State

New York State residents who say public schools …

49% should rent to churches and other community groups.

27% should rent to community groups but not churches.

19% should not rent to any churches or community groups.

1% should rent only to churches.

4% Not sure

Source: LifeWay Research

When a candidate running for office regularly expresses religious conviction or activity, how does that affect your vote?

More likely to vote for the candidate: 16%

Less likely to vote for the candidate: 30%

No impact: 28%

Depends on the religion: 21%

Not sure: 4%

Source: LifeWay Research

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