Finance

Americans with fewest resources giving greater percentage to charity, study finds

Even though they’re earning less, the country’s poor and middle class are digging deeper for causes they care about.

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Facing economic realities, BGAV reduces budget for 2015

The $11.5 million budget is a little more than $700,000 less than 2014.

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The shocking un-truth about church budgets

The church’s rapidly changing role in society requires new ways of looking at the allocation of financial resources.

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Many ministers saddled with seminary debt

A recent graduating class revealed the depth of the issue. Of 57 graduates, 21 had no debt, six owed less than $20,000, another six between $20,000 and $50,000, eight between $50,000 and $90,000 and 11 more than $100,000 — all acquired while at the seminary.

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Suzii Paynter on life, Lent and CBF

 CBF's new executive coordinator says keeping a spiritual focus helps her undertake a demanding schedule of travel and meetings.

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Okla. medical ministry to grow with grant

A $7.7 million grant will boost operations of Good Shepherd Ministries, an arm of First Baptist, Oklahoma City.

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Church sold as members go missional

An aging congregation in the Atlanta area could not sustain its property, so now it will become a retail center.

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Bring ye all the tithes into the PayPal

Today’s electronic giving options reflect the legacy of pew rents and envelopes in a credit/debit card generation.

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To tithe or not to tithe?

Are Christians required to give 10 percent of their income to the church? Is it based on gross or net income? Would God accept less in hard times?

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Study seeks 'positive agenda for affluence'

The United States remains an affluent country but its citizens and institutions sometimes aren’t certain how to use wealth responsibly, authors John L. and Sylvia Ronsvalle say in their annual "state of church giving" report.

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