I’m doing an interview tomorrow with Houston News Radio 740 KTRH on how churches are weathering the economic downturn (8:20 a.m. Central). Have you experienced a dip in giving? Attendance? A lot? How have you been managing it?

The question came up, “How can you ask people to give to the church when they’re having trouble paying their mortgage?” I took a "people need to give" approach, and talked about proportional giving, and how much we have in this country, from a global perspective, even in the midst of a downturn. What are your thoughts?

The interviewer seems interested in how churches are helping people in the midst of this recession. Are you getting a lot of requests for assistance? What kinds of things are you doing?