data from the Fact2000 study
In summarizing the financial information, three sections of the 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
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.