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Tithing, Congregational Attitude

Does the congregation require, encourage, speak about tithing?


Below are 22 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • DEFSTEWD from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • Which one of these would be the best definition of stewardship: giving a certain percentage of your money to the church, using your individual talents in a responsible way, taking good care of our planet, or remembering that God made everything? (DEFSTEWD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • STWDMEAN from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • Is the idea of stewardship very meaningful to you, fairly meaningful to you, not very meaningful to you, or not at all meaningful to you? (STWDMEAN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROMO from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined FileLEARN MORE
    • During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Distribution of promotional material such as [denomination specific reference (e.g., bulletin insert)] (PROMO) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROPGIVE from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined FileLEARN MORE
    • During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Teaching that giving a proportion of ones income, not tithing per se, is sufficient (PROPGIVE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TITHING from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined FileLEARN MORE
    • During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Teaching that a 10% tithe belongs to God, is due God and should be given to God (TITHING) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • STEWEMP1 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Overall stewardship and giving emphasis (STEWEMP1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • STEWEMP2 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Emphasis on pledging (STEWEMP2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • STEWEMP3 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Emphasis on member canvass or visitation (STEWEMP3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • STEWEMP4 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Emphasis on tithing or proportionate giving (STEWEMP4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • STEWEMP5 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Emphasis on stewardship education program (STEWEMP5) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • STEWEMP6 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Emphasis by pastor (preaching and other direct emphasis) (STEWEMP6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • STEWEMP7 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Overall stewardship and giving emphasis 10 years ago (STEWEMP7) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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