Here's the results of the most recent "State of the Plate" Survey presented by Church Finance Today, Leadership, and Maximum Generosity :
*** 32% said they made budget cuts of 1% - 20%. Only 14% said the same the year prior. The top 3 cuts came in travel and conferences, ministry programs, and expansion/renovation projects.
*** 75% said they planned to teach more on giving in 2010.
*** 58% said Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University was a resource they planned to use.