data from the Fact2000 study

In summarizing the financial information, three sections of theFinancial Health by Investment in Tradition survey  show strong relationships to financial health of congregations:

  • Denominational loyalty
  • Focused organization
  • High moral standards


Unfortunately, significantly different financial procedures were used by the different Financial Health by Emphasis on Moral Expectations  



denominations and religious groups in their surveys.  

This makes comparisons of financial information problematic.

Generally, faith communities with solid financial support are more open to change, experience fewer conflicts, and are more prepared to adapt to new conditions.

Financial Health Increases Openness to Change





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