Have you noticed a decrease in giving to your ministry? I’m sure you have given a lot of thought to possible reasons for the decline, but have you considered that the rise in gas prices could be a contributing factor?
According to a CNN Money article, the average household pays $368 per month on gas – probably the most noticeable increase to a household budget. Your Church blog New Report: Households Spent $368 on Gas Last Month talks about the effects that gas prices could have on giving. It offers direction for how leaders can respond to their congregations and maintain their budget during the summer months as gas prices may continue to rise.
How do you communicate with members or donors about the economy’s impact on their ability to give and on your ministry’s ability to pursue your mission?