American Tithers have dropped the ball – LESS Giving Than The Great Depression

American Tithers have dropped the ball
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9. Small Portion Of Tithers

Despite growing your church’s membership, you might find tithing doesn’t automatically increase. In fact, only 10% to 25% of church members tithe regularly.

10. Online Tithing Boosts Tithing

What church doesn’t want to increase tithing? The same Nonprofit Source study as above shows that offering online tithing increases tithing by 32%. This means it’s well worth investing in online giving solutions.

11. Accept Cards To Increase Tithing

Many people don’t carry cash anymore, even to church. Allowing members to tithe via credit or debit card boosts tithing. In fact, Nonprofit Source found that 49% of all donations are made via a card.

12. Less Giving Than The Great Depression

Okay, so this is going to be a bit of a depressing church statistics. During the Great Depression, Americans gave 3.3% of their income to their church. Today, it’s only 2.5% of their income.

13. Over A Third Don’t Tithe

It just seems to keep going downhill, doesn’t it? The Nonprofit Source study found that 37% of attendees don’t tithe at all. That means over a third of your members probably aren’t tithing. If they do, it’s only on rare or special occasions.

14. Some Tithers Give Far More

While the suggested tithing amount is 10% of a member’s income, those who do tithe help make up for those who don’t. The majority (77%) give anywhere from 11% to just over 20% of their income regularly.

15. Most Giving Happens Monday – Saturday

Sunday seems like it would be the biggest giving day, right? Tithe.ly found that while it’s the biggest single day, 67% of church donations happen throughout the rest of the week. This is to fit tithing into their budget better. Another surprising giving statistic is over 30% of donations come in between 9 PM and 6 AM. What does this mean for your church? Online giving is a must.

16. Mobile Giving Rules

When it comes to non-traditional tithing, mobile rules. Apps are the clear winner with 57% of people preferring a mobile option. Tithe.ly also found that web giving accounts for 24% of online donations, while text giving came in at 14%.

17. A Few Give A Lot

If you’re worried about the small percentage of tithers, don’t. In fact, Tithe.ly discovered that 15% of consistent tithers give 51% of total donations. This at least offers your church some consistency for your budget.

20 Comments

  • Reply July 7, 2019

    Varnel Watson

    this is true especially after 9/11

  • Larry Dale Steele
    Reply May 22, 2020

    Larry Dale Steele

    Our churches tithes have been up 45% during the last two months

  • Reply May 22, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    Larry Dale Steele I hear this a LOT but is it TRUE? do ppl really give MORE this year 2020?

    OR

    a church saved on electric bill, mortgage different, trash bill, took a PPP loan that will have to pay back with interest or something else ? IF its the latter its bad The overview is not IF a church has more money in the bank NOW that all of the above savings occurred BUT if ppl really GIVE MORE Truth is ppl aint got more money in 2020 to give more money to the church Makes no economic sense to me Jim Price Ray E Horton

    Also should pastors decrease their salaries in 2020 since they dont really pastor or visit ppl or provide essential care apart from few videos online every week? Peter Vandever Charles Page

    • Larry Dale Steele
      Reply May 22, 2020

      Larry Dale Steele

      Troy Day our church hasn’t shut down we continue worship services through out and although a lot of people stayed home and didn’t tithe a lot of new people began to come and have tithe so our tithes are up 45% and offerings are up also I don’t have the numbers on the offerings

    • Reply May 22, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      Larry Dale Steele lower bills in 2020 then or not?

    • Larry Dale Steele
      Reply May 22, 2020

      Larry Dale Steele

      so far our bills are about the same

    • Reply May 22, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      Larry Dale Steele hm thats strange you should take action to lower them significantly in a few simple steps

    • Larry Dale Steele
      Reply May 22, 2020

      Larry Dale Steele

      Troy Day they are pretty low now

  • Roger L. Frederick
    Reply May 22, 2020

    Roger L. Frederick

    Think for a moment! Most of us have had cuts in many ways! It is hard to give 10% of nothing! Sorry.

    • Reply May 22, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      true

  • Joe Absher
    Reply May 22, 2020

    Joe Absher

    “The last thing to get saved is a man’s wallet.” attributed to Martin Luther

  • Jim Price
    Reply May 22, 2020

    Jim Price

    It’s possible that people are giving more; out of fear, out of guilt? Also because they don’t have so many other demands on their income. Then of course there is the stimulus money. That could come to $ 240 and up.

  • Reply May 22, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    Jim Price Today the President declared that church was essential! Do you agree? If so how would you describe church as being essential?

  • Tara Sing Bhandari
    Reply May 24, 2020

    Tara Sing Bhandari

    God knows

  • Reply May 24, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    and the bank knows

  • Doyle Rogers
    Reply May 25, 2020

    Doyle Rogers

    THE GIVING OF TITHE WAS SET BEFORE ………… THE Levitical law of Moses after the order of Melchisedec, .AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE PRIESTHOOD OF JESUS CHRIST …………………. The Priestly Order of Melchizedek
    Heb 7:1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
    Heb 7:2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
    Heb 7:3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
    Heb 7:4 Now consider how great this man was, unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
    Heb 7:5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
    Heb 7:6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
    Heb 7:7 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
    Heb 7:8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
    Heb 7:9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, paid tithes in Abraham.
    Heb 7:10 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

  • Reply May 25, 2020

    Varnel Watson

    we all know that Doyle Rogers but why is it dropping ?

    • Doyle Rogers
      Reply May 25, 2020

      Doyle Rogers

      Out of sight out of mind.

    • Reply May 25, 2020

      Varnel Watson

      Doyle Rogers what do you mean exactly?

  • John Mushenhouse
    Reply May 25, 2020

    John Mushenhouse

    It is interesting that in ex. 25 and in 2 Cor. 9 – the Lords wants a willing giver and not one forced to.

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