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Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by billreber, Oct 16, 2006.
When does your church count the weekly offering?
Of course, since our offering is the last thing done in the service either 1 or 2 would apply.
Our offering is put into bank bags, sealed with a numbered seal and then put into the safe. Our office is closed on Mondays so it's Tuesday when it's all counted and deposited. I know our tithe check clears on Thursday.
Sunday evening while the ladies are preparing the food for our weekly fellowship.
I would assume it is sometime after church. All monies collected are given to the Treasurer. We don't have a time during worship that is used to take up an offer, so probably 99% of all offers are given straight to the Treasurer, who is also a Deacon, following the final song after preaching and prayer. For cash offerings, I think he writes down the name of the giver as he gets it.
We have two counters (they rotate from a team of six) that count on Sunday afternoon after lunch. We have an optical check scanner that links with our financial software system. It only takes them about 30-45 minutes now to count. The numbers are then verified and posted on Monday by our financial secretary.
We don't take up an offering. Money is given to the treasurer directly for expenses.
Is it something like the expenses are listed somewhere and then people give? I'm not fully understanding this. Do you have a paid pastor or are you like the Brethren church with no pastor? Just curious!