(Did you get that? These are factors that, when you find them in a church, give you grounds to predict that the church will have a more high-giving contributors than average churches. The article calls these factors “accelerators” but that suggests causation, as if these factors somehow stepped on the tithing gas pedal. From my reading, a better term would be “predictor.”)
Anyway, these “accelerators” are as follows:
- More conservative worshipers.
- More people who attend at least weekly.
- More (i.e., a higher-than-usual proportion of) men.
- Larger congregations.
It’s interesting to speculate what the connections are (besides statistical anomaly) between these factors and higher giving.