The National Study of Congregations’ Economic Practices  examines congregations’ theological, cultural, and practical orientations toward money and generates a deeper understanding of how congregations receive, manage, and spend their financial resources.

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  • “There’s the ideal and godly way of raising and using money in a congregation, and then there are the actual ways we do that. We’re never going to get closer to the former if we don’t grasp the latter, which is precisely what the NSCEP will help us discern.”

    Mark Galli, Editor in chief, Christianity Today

  • “Church leaders are searching for trusted and accurate information to help them understand and adapt to these changes. Lake Institute is exceptionally well-positioned to undertake this research.”

    Dr. Christopher L. Coble, Vice President for Religion
    Lilly Endowment, Inc. 

  • “The Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference is pleased to support the goals of the National Study of Congregations’ Economic Practices (NSCEP). At the intersection of faith, God and money, Christian congregations in the African American experience have both general and unique challenges warranting greater understanding and attention.”

    Rev. Dr. Iva Carruthers, General Secretary,
    Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference

See the entire list of NSCEP endorsers.