No Time Like the Present

April 2, 2009 by

No, seriously, there is no time like the present. USA Today is reporting that people are going to the church for help in record numbers. Here are some highlights from the report:

  • Nearly two in three pastors (62%) report more people from outside their church asking for help
  • Nearly a third (31%) see more such requests from church members
  • 27% of pastors have paid for more ministry items out of their own pocket than normal.

Just in the last few weeks, we’ve talked about this a couple times. It’s a better time than ever to make an economic impact with your church. How is your church helping out when times are tough?

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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 “No Time Like the Present”

  • church outreach ideas
    August 17, 2009

    I was about to write how I thought this was a bad thing since the church is not a place to get physical needs met but spiritual. They I stopped and thought about it. What better could be said of us than we clothed the naked and fed the hungry? Only that we preached the good news and loved our God.

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