Impact of COVID-19 on American Baptist Churches USA Congregations
This American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) survey took place during the month of May and received 414 congregational responses. The study sought to see how ABCUSA congregations were responding to the pandemic. It found 88% of respondents reported shifting to online worship since the start of the pandemic and 79% planned to continue offering online worship even after the pandemic had concluded. For 57% of congregations, they had witnessed an increased attendance through the online format. Financial constraints, the survey found, are prominent with 40% of congregations reporting slightly decreased giving and 20% reporting significant decrease in giving.