From Kluth.org, (3/2/09) via Foster Religious Market Update:
A recent survey of pastors and church leaders by generosity expert Brian Kluth finds 46.9% of churches reported a giving increase during ’08, while 29.3% were down and 23.8% were flat. So far, ’09 giving is behind in 51.6% of churches, 37.8% are meeting budget and 10.6% are ahead. 69.5% of pastors definitely plan to preach a sermon or series on finances and/or generosity in ’09.
Are you scheduling preaching on giving beyond what you might normally have planned to do this year?