HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NSCEP
A Snapshot of American Congregations
As a nationally representative sample, the NSCEP provides a descriptive snapshot of U.S. congregations.
The NSCEP measured trends in the amount received and the number of regular participating adults over the past three years (2014 to 2017). In the report, the NSCEP breaks down these trends by such factors as religious tradition as well as size and age of congregation.
RECEIVE, MANAGE, SPEND
The NSCEP report provides an overview of how congregations receive, manage, and spend their financial resources.
Who gives to congregations, when, and how?
How do congregations teach about money and finances, and how do they steward the gifts they receive?
How do congregations spend their financial resources to serve their members, community, and beyond?
The NSCEP research initiative began in 2016. With grant funding from Lilly Endowment, Inc., congregations were invited to participate in the survey in early 2018. By fall of 2018, analysis of survey data was well underway. The first of several reports released in fall 2019, with additional data analysis and expanded findings to follow in 2020.
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