Study shows financial health of congregations impacts vitality

ContributedA new study on congregational health b  Hartford Seminary shows greater spiritual vitality exists in financially healthy congregations. Conversely, the worse the financial health of a congregation, the more likely it is to experience conflict.

Thus, money matters in congregational vitality and such matters were getting worse for American congregations even before the recession hit.

This is just one of the findings of a new survey, titled American Congregations 2008 that is being released this week. Produced by Faith Communities Today, the survey is based on responses from more than 2,500 Oldline (Mainline) Protestant, Evangelical Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox and World Religions congregations.

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