Financial Woes Poll Results

December 17, 2008 by

2008_12_17_hardtimespollresults.jpgMany churches are having very difficult times dealing with the financial struggles of many in their congregation. There are tons of options available for how to help your congregation through rough financial waters, but what’s the best way? Or at least, what are most churches doing? Here’s what you had to say:

27% of you are just turning a deaf ear to the so-called crisis. Maybe this means your church did some great financial planning and isn’t feeling pinched at all. Or maybe it means the creditors are calling and you answer and say, “Beep beep beep. This number has been disconnected…”

About 1 in 8 of you are having tear-filled goodbyes with members of your staff, and 1 in 10 of you are having tear-filled goodbyes with your marketing budget. Perhaps another poll is in order to find out which you will miss more.

Knotted up at 6% are those of you who are doing absolutely everything and those of you who are just ramping up those annual tithing messages. Only like .000000000000012% of church-goers tithe, but I’m sure it’s just because they haven’t ever heard a sermon on it.

After those options, a smattering of you are going with sermons on the evils of Wall Street and some others with creative fundraisers.

But above all, the biggest chunk of you are doing “Something else.” So let’s hear it in the comments, exactly what is your church doing?

And this week we’re asking about conflict resolution. Vote in the sidebar of the site to let us know, How should churches handle disagreements with the lead pastor and other communicators (designers, marketers, etc.)?

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Joshua Cody

Josh Cody served as our associate editor for several years before moving on to bigger things. Like Texas. These days he lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, and you can find him online or on Twitter when he's not wrestling code.
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One Response to “Financial Woes Poll Results”

  • Cameron
    December 18, 2008

    I nearly went for ‘Expert in the field gets the final say’ but I suspect a lot of these disagreements is ultimately over who exactly is the expert in the field.

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