However there are a couple other churches in Arizona, megachurches, who are on their second and third job cuts. This takes a huge toll on the emotional and spiritual climate of a church.
Having the largest job loss at a level higher than that of the last six decades for America as a whole is a tough reality. There is an implosion in the job market and Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute says,"We're seeing a complete unraveling of the labor market and are on track for getting beyond 10% unemployment."
This WILL affect the church. In multiple ways:
- Those needing help and the church being a help financially.[This definitely will be a larger topic in the near future for the church response to this issue]
- The church not being able to 'afford' to keep staff or able to keep paying staff as they are currently being payed.
- The churches ability to pour money into evangelistic efforts.
- The ability for children, students, and even adults in participating in events that costs money. [Blog to come to discuss how do we do ministry less expensive but still good]
- Families that have one or no parents that are working. They will need groceries and clothing for their families. How does the church respond?