Most Americans Bank Online

According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center  in April and May, the majority of Americans now bank online. More specifically: 51% of U.S. adults, or 61% of internet users, bank online; and 32% of U.S. adults, or 35% of cell phone owners, bank using their mobile phones. So What? Over the last several years more and more people have joined the online world.  In general, the adoption rates are highest among the youngest adults.  While the percentages decline as age Read More …

Church E-Giving

Earlier this month, Leadership Network published Warren Bird's latest research: "The Economic Outlook of Very Large Churches."  This 18-page report considers the overall economic outlook alongside how the surveyed congregations collect, allocate and spend funds. Electronic giving (e-giving) is an increasingly important means by which churches receive donations.  100% of the churches with average weekly attendance of at least 2,000 receive some of their income via e-giving.  The breakout of Read More …