Report says giving often fails to keep pace with inflation
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By Robert King
A first-of-its-kind survey of the financial health of Indianapolis-area congregations shows a 'brewing financial crisis' that has largely gone unrecognized by spiritual leaders.
The survey found that financial giving levels are below inflation in 45 percent of the area's congregations, which could squeeze resources as salary, utility and supply costs continue to increase. It also found that most clergy still report being satisfied with giving levels."