Church Startups and Money

Church planters are, as a rule, risk-takers who jump with both feet into God's calling to grow new churches. But the financial and administrative challenges of starting a church can take a toll on even the most energetic Kingdom entrepreneur.

Counting the Cost to Church Planters and Their Families.

Church planters are, as a rule, risk-takers who jump with both feet into God’s calling to grow new churches. But the financial and administrative challenges of starting a church can take a toll on even the most energetic Kingdom entrepreneur.

Church Startups and Money is a study of the financial realities faced by church planters across the country. Barna interviewed more than 700 leaders whose ministries are in “startup mode” to find out how money – or lack thereof – impacts their ministry, family, and overall well-being.

Produced in partnership with Thrivent Financial, who commissioned the research, Church Startups and Money asks:

  • How do planters perceive their financial situation?
  • Do planters take in adequate household income to support their families?
  • What are planters’ primary sources of income, and which sources correlate to greater financial stability?
  • Does the location of a church startup affect the chances of long-term sustainability?
  • What kind of training and support do planters need in order to be effective startup leaders?
  • And much more…

This research can help planters, planting networks and other supporters talk honestly about the resources startup leaders need to thrive and to plant thriving churches.

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Full color with infographics. 95 pages.

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Church Startups and Money

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