Most Evangelical Leaders Increase Giving in December

December 19, 2018 ...

“Giving trends are interesting to watch, particularly as tax codes come and go,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals. “Evangelical leaders, like many Americans, want to be generous, and December is a good time to give.” Dorothy Smith, national secretary for women’s ministries for The Salvation Army, said, “Many charitable groups …

Pastors Should Know Who Gives to the Church

November 27, 2017 ...

“Among their many responsibilities, pastors are entrusted with shepherding and discipling those in the church. They also play a significant role in calling others to leadership in the church,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) who served as a pastor for over 35 years. “These two pastoral responsibilities seem to …

Small Town, Small Church, Small Salary

October 9, 2017 ...

Through the National Association of Evangelicals’ research of 4,249 evangelical senior pastors, we discovered: 82 percent of pastors identified their community as a rural area or small town/city. Nearly 80 percent of pastors serve in congregations with fewer than 200 people, and 55 percent have fewer than 100 people in their church. The median annual …

How to Be a Money-wise Christian

August 15, 2017 ...

In this podcast, Leith and Brad discuss: How to think about money from a biblical perspective; What to do when you feel financially stuck; How the student loan crisis stifles callings; and The differences between good and bad borrowing. For more information about the NAE’s initiative to provide solutions for pastors and churches, visit NAEfinancialhealth.org. Read …

Evangelicals Opt for Checks Over Other Donation Methods

May 10, 2016 ...

Twenty-three percent of evangelicals surveyed use some form of auto-payment or Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), with smaller percentages using credit or debit cards (9 percent), and cash (5 percent) as their primary forms of giving. The reasons for using checks over other forms of payment varied from practical and theological reasons to security and credit …