Synopses & Reviews
Money Matters presents the findings of the largest and most incisive study of factors influencing church giving in America. The authors conducted an exhaustive study of church giving in five representative denominations: Assemblies of God, Southern Baptist, Roman Catholic, ELCA, and Presbyterian. With detailed information from 625 churches, this book offers surprising conclusions about member contributions.
Presenting the findings of the largest and most incisive study of factors influencing church giving in America ever done, this book details information from 625 churches and their members and offers surprising conclusions about member contributions. Also provided is an in-depth exploration, with relevant case studies, of 12 successfully funded churches.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -240) and index.
About the Author
Dean R. Hoge is Professor of Sociology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is the coauthor of Vanishing Boundaries: The Religion of Mainline Protestant Baby Boomers. Charles Zech is Professor of Economics at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania. His books include Plain Talk About Churches and Money and The Parish Management Handbook. Patrick McNamara was Professor of Sociology at the University of New Mexico from 1970-1998. He authored a number of books, including Called to Be Stewards: Bringing New Life to Catholic Parishes and More Than Money: Portraits of Transformative Stewardship. Michael J. Donahue is an independent researcher and technical writer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.