The landscape of faith and giving is shifting under our feet. Patterns of giving are changing across all types of givers and organizations. Religious participation is changing too, with some congregations struggling to sustain themselves while others grow in participation and budget. At the same time, leaders in both faith and philanthropy are experimenting with new approaches to gathering, giving, and serving, whether at the margins of institutions or closer to the center.
Standing on ‘shifting ground,’ philanthropic and religious leaders are grappling with questions of money and meaning, mission and values. There is palpable hunger to think and talk more deeply about fundamental purposes and to imagine new possibilities, in order to support a flourishing future for congregations and communities.
Responding to this need, the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving has launched Shifting Ground. Learn more about this initiative and explore Shifting Ground resources below.