Low-Income Communities Are Struggling to Support Churches!!
Reader if you are a church leader, read this article. If you are a denominational leader, read this article, then print it and put it under your pillow and read it again in the morning before your prayer time. It's a great article!
"Churches are not just faith institutions; they are economic institutions, too. And church life in general seems to be falling along economic lines: Churches of all sizes proliferate the suburbs and the tonier parts of America’s urban cores, while in lower income, economically stagnant neighborhoods, churches tend to be very small, very old, and in general, not as active in their community."
"Church attendance is correlated strongly to higher levels of education and income. Working class and poorer families are less likely to participate in a religious community than any other socioeconomic group."