Here you will find the facts, figures and links to information and statistics about church stewardship, spirituality, income, memberships, demographics and other related topics of importance to churches.
To get started, here is a link from Part 1 of my Igniting the Flame of True Orthodox Christian Stewardship – Church Statistics (2014) presentation where you will find the data from what I call the “SIN” challenges of churches (Spirituality, Income and Numbers challenges).
In addition, some visionaries a few years ago started to compile some fascinating data about how our world is changing and how the pace of change is accelerating at a previously unimaginable rate. It was called: “Did You Know (Shift Happens)”
I have attempted to update some of the amazing data (which is hard to do given the previously cited blinding pace of change). It serves as a factual backdrop to some of the clergy and faith-based community retreats I lead, and hopefully it will help you appreciate the need for change in all institutions (and lives).
As former General Electric CEO, Jack Welch, once said: “If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” Or more succinctly:
“Change before you have to.”
To help you begin to wrap your head about our dynamically changing world and what this means for your Parish, ministry, faith-based community or your life, take a look at some of the updated “Did You Know” data and information I use to help explain that we live in exponential times.
Click here to see: Did You Know – Shift Happens – WE LIVE IN EXPONENTIAL TIMES
If you have faith and courage and are willing to confront the tough questions and challenges, please contact Bill@stewardshipcalling.com to learn more about a spiritual retreat/renewal program successfully used with clergy and laity to re-energize them on their journey. It is not the only path, but it is one that is available to you, and it can make a real and positive difference.
Awaken, Reset, Make Something Happen
SOTPAETJ (stay on The Path, and enjoy the journey)
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