Counting the Offering

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When does your church usually count the weekly offering?

  1. Immediately after the offering, during worship.

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    32.3%
  2. After the worship service is over.

    14 vote(s)
    45.2%
  3. Monday.

    4 vote(s)
    12.9%
  4. Other (please comment).

    3 vote(s)
    9.7%
  1. billreber

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    When does your church count the weekly offering?

    Bill
     
  2. Inadequate in Myself

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    Of course, since our offering is the last thing done in the service either 1 or 2 would apply.
     
  3. annsni

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    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. :D
     
  4. Hope of Glory

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    Sunday evening while the ladies are preparing the food for our weekly fellowship.
     
  5. Bro. James Reed

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    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.
     
  6. rbell

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    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.
     
  7. Jeff Weaver

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    We don't take up an offering. Money is given to the treasurer directly for expenses.
     
  8. annsni

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    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!
     

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