Orginally published on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 6:09 AM
by Todd Rhoades
According to the Daily Herald, an annual Willow Creek Community Church fundraising campaign benefiting starving African children managed to bring in $1.3 million more this year than in 2008. Willow officials say they raised $2 million for the Feed My Starving Children, a Minnesota-based charity which provides meals and sends them to countries including Sudan and Zimbabwe. Last year the same campaign raised around $700,000.
This is a good example (I'm hearing many) from churches that giving can actually be UP during a time of down economy...
Of course, there are parts of the country that are really (really) hurting… but many of the reports that I hear from churches that are being led with vision and clarity are that things are just fine financially… in fact, some are finding that people are digging deep and giving better during this current recession.
What’s your experience? How is giving at your church? Are you depressed during this recession, or do you look at the recession as a new opportunity to minister and to give?
I’d love to hear your stories! Please share!
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