The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Megachurches doing well

Despite the tough economy, some of the nation's largest churches are doing well, with increased offerings and plans to hire more staff. Just 3 percent of churches with 2,000 or more attendance surveyed by Leadership Network, a Dallas-based church think tank, said they were affected "very negatively" by recent economic woes. Nearly half said they were affected "somewhat negatively," but one-third said they were not affected at all. The vast majority expected to meet their budgets in 2012 or their current fiscal year. A majority also reported that offerings during worship services were higher last year than in 2011.


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