- Who are Faith Driven Consumers?
- How many Faith Driven Consumers are there?
- What is the economic impact of the Faith Driven Consumer movement?
- How do Faith Driven Consumers engage the culture?
- How do I actively make choices that will make a difference?
- How do I invite my friends?
- What about in the future—will Faith Driven Consumer be sponsoring events?
- Will there be any more companies that will be reviewed?
- What are Plus points?
- How do I earn Plus Points?
- What are “Your Pages” and how do I use this feature?
Faith Driven Consumers are Christians who choose to live out their faith in every arena of life – including the marketplace. We make daily decisions based on our biblical worldview and see everything we do in the context of whole-life stewardship. Our heartbeat is to give glory and honor to God with every choice made – no matter how big or small.
Even though 70 percent of Americans self-identify as Christian and at least occasionally engage in faith practices such as worship and prayer, only about one-quarter of active Christians fall into the highly differentiated category known as Faith Driven Consumers. This means that one-out-of-every-six American adults is a Faith Driven Consumer. That’s 17 percent of the adult population, or 41 million Americans! By joining together, this rapidly emerging and economically powerful market segment can make its collective voice heard and impact the culture in a positive and winsome way that makes the world safer and more faith-friendly for this generation and those to come.
“Each year, Faith Driven Consumers spend $2 trillion in America. That’s trillion with a “T”! This equals the economic output of the 8th largest country on Earth and is on par with a nation like Russia. As a comparison, here in America, the Faith Driven Consumer community is similar in size to the Hispanic community – yet spends 50 percent more annually.
Whether we realize it or not, each of us makes 5,000 decisions every day. Some are small and mundane; other are huge and impactful – affecting our lives and the lives of others. Faith Driven Consumers see little distinction between the secular and the sacred and seek to be good stewards of the time, talent and treasure we’ve been entrusted with. Here, we make daily choices in the marketplace that align with biblical faith and values – directly supporting companies whose values and actions are faith-compatible. We are people driven to action and we stand up for our beliefs in the most powerful place to demonstrate who we are – the marketplace.
Using our Company Reviews, when the time comes (as it does often) to make a purchase, choose to spend your hard-earned money with faith-compatible companies if possible. When we leverage our collective strength in numbers, companies will take notice.
YES! In the future, FDC will be sponsoring opportunities to make our voices heard in the marketplace of goods, services and ideas. Stay tuned for our community action and volunteer events and be sure to join us as we seek to create a safer, more faith-friendly America.
Yes! Offering in-depth reviews of companies and their positions on topics important to Faith Driven Consumers is an ongoing process. We will be adding new company reviews on a regular basis and would love to hear from you if there are companies or product categories not currently reviewed that you would like to know more about.
The Consumer Points feature tracks your level of your activity on behalf of the Faith Driven Consumer cause. The more points you earn, the more your voice has an impact on influencing others and positively changing our culture. Our goal is to collectively create a consumer marketplace where the biblical worldview is respected and welcomed. You earn positive points by engaging your friends and helping to spread the word through social media and special events.
There's a bunch of ways to earn more FDC Consumer Points. For each action you take in engaging with us and eachother, you earn points. Just some of these ways include:
- Recruiting friends (+25cp)
- Retweeting our tweets (+3cp)
- Following us on Twitter (+10cp)
- Liking our Facebook Page (+10cp)
- Liking our Updates (+3cp)
- Leaving comments on our articles (+3cp)
- Making suggestions (+3cp)
- Signing up to volunteer (+15cp)
- Giving us an email, twitter handle, or facebook name (+10cp)
- And many many more!
Also, you can lose CP by taking negative actions, such as unfollowing, or unregistering,
Your Pages is where the pages you have created and contributed to within the Faith Driven Community are located.