charitable giving

Synod BOD apprised of tough philanthropic climate

The BOD also heard updates on international mission, church-worker recruitment and the Synod’s ‘Making Disciples for Life’ initiative.

Synod offers year-end giving advice, resources

Mark Hofman, executive director of LCMS Mission Advancement, warns that there are risks to not planning ahead as Dec. 31 approaches.

Report: Church giving won’t rise unless pastors embrace Jesus’ teachings on poor

That tidbit is from “The State of Church Giving through 2012: What are Christian Seminaries and Intellectuals Thinking — or Are They?”

Charitable giving to religious groups down

Americans are slowly pulling themselves out of a charitable slump — except when it comes to religious groups.