Economic Crisis (Recession)
Though the United States economy is slowly recovering from the recent global recession (sometimes called the Great Recession), the recession’s impact will likely be felt for years to come. The church is not immune from this; whether it’s lower giving, higher costs (or both), or financial scandals within a church itself, ministries are being forced to reconsider where their funds should go and what they need to change to make the most of their resources.
Recession and Religiosity Redux
Do evangelical churches see more members during a recession?
Dearth of Jobs, Death to the Family?
Where others have failed, the church must meet society's looming challenge.
Evangelicals Hold Pessimistic Views of the Economy
A recent poll suggests the dire outlook may be attributed to more than just religious views.
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- 3 Keys to Real Pandemic RecoveryThe Old Testament offers a model for how to restore community and economic life after disaster.Português
- How Christian Bookstores Survived 2020Optimism, adaptation, and increased Bible sales carried retailers through pandemic shutdowns, industry surveys report.
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