Lessons Learned: How the Economic Crisis Has Led Four Faith Groups to Revamp and Recharge Their Meetings

A Look at How the Economic Crisis has Led Four Faith Groups to Revamp and Recharge Their Meetings.

Faith-Based Meeting Planners are Scrambling to Find Ways to Continue to Produce Affordable, High-Impact Meetings.

The recession plunged the world into financial chaos at the end of 2008, taking a heavy toll on faith groups and their meetings. As unemployment and foreclosures rose and the stock market crashed, many churches and congregations saw offerings decline, forcing budget cuts and layoffs as well as restructuring.

According to a February survey by the Nationa

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