Monday, October 27, 2008

Our 2 cents' worth

U.S. Churches Urged to Confront Lukewarm Giving

A survey by Empty Tomb, Inc., found that, on average, two cents of each dollar donated to congregations in 2006 funded international missions through the denominations – a level of support for overseas missions that was lower than that in the 1920s. Only $26 a year per evangelical Christian is required to fund over $544 million in efforts toward global evangelization, the report estimates. The estimated cost to stop global deaths of children under five years old is $239 per evangelical Christian, or $5 billion in total. More info.