Even God Can't Get a Loan: Church Foreclosures Soar

During the heady days of the real estate bubble, many congregations took out 5-year loans to refurbish and enlarge their churches. Now, with balloon payments due, real estate values down, and refinancing not an option, church foreclosures have hit record highs.

The Mall-ification of the American Church

A third of America's indoor malls are currently in financial distress as retailers vacate for trendier shopping areas. But a surprising new breed of tenant is stepping in to fill that vacant retail space: churches.

Prizes for attending church?

A church in Georgia has come up with a great new idea to get people to come to church: A gas card giveaway. Yes, worshipers are being lured in by the...