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How Close Is Your Church to the 43% Average?

November 14, 2016

By Warren Bird

For households that give to the general fund of your church, do 43% give between $200 and $999 a year? That’s the average, according to a study of several hundred larger churches conducted by MortarStone.

image004That’s one of many benchmarks revealed in a recent Leadership Network infographic and report written by yours truly. The short document is designed to help larger churches know the patterns in other larger churches. The report, titled “How Can Big Data Increase Generosity in Your Church? 13 Vital Benchmarks to Assess Giving Potential” is a free download at It also offers a great price on a follow-up analysis specifically tailored to your church.

How can I learn more about the “How Can Big Data Increase Generosity In Your Church?” report? CLICK HERE

salaryreport2016_fig_1_participant_overview-final1 We’ve also recently released “12 Top Salary Trends Every Church Leader Should Know” from a separate 2016 study of 1,251 large churches that shared salaries, budgets and staffing circumstances. This 14-page graphic-rich report offers select metrics on pay raises, bonuses, total staffing costs, top salary predictors, outsourcing patterns, and more. It also includes a participant overview and an international section, mostly Canada. It’s released in partnership with Vanderbloemen Search Group.

How can I learn more about the “Large Church Salary Study” executive summary? CLICK HERE

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