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I found this online via *Are churches spending more on themselves than on the needs of those outside the church?

According to a new report they are, with churches keeping a larger share of their tithe-generated income for their own in-house needs, says the Christian Post.

In a report, titled “The State of Church Giving Through 2009,” released Friday by Empty Tomb inc., a Christian service and research organization, authors found that “benevolences” – or funds used for giving outside the church including giving to charities and seminary training – hit new lows compared to their first report in 1968.

Understandably, with the tithing amount greatly reduced over the past few years because of a bad economy, a drop in benevolences was only normal. click here to read more