Large Churches See Budget Growth

November 7, 2011

I had barely pressed send on my latest post on suburban poverty when I ran across an interesting infographic about large churches.

Based upon data from Leadership Network, The Christian Post and Forbes – large churches in America have seen an increase in attendance since 2009.

That wasn’t that surprising.

What surprised me was that 67% of large churches saw an increase in their budgets between 2009 and 2010 and 71% are planning on adding new staff. Seeing that a majority of large churches are located in the suburbs, I wonder how these churches plan on using their increased budgets to help the swelling poverty at their doors. Anyone have a story or examples of churches engaging with the suburban poor?

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