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. 96 pages.
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