Faith & Leadership: Will the Church Financially Survive the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic will surely have a long-term impact on the financial life of congregations, regardless of their denomination, size or makeup. How can churches survive and even thrive in a post-pandemic landscape?

Faith & Leadership asked 12 church and ministry leaders, including Davidson College professor and chair of sociology Gerardo Marti, to share their views of the future.

They spoke about matters of dollars and cents—the need for online giving, for example. But they went beyond that, reflecting on the broader challenges and shifting roles facing churches on the other side of the pandemic.

No one knows the answers. But the question, as one participant put it, is clear: “Is this the death of the church or the rebirth?”

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  • April 28, 2020