How is the offering collected in your church?

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How is the offering collected in your church?

  1. The offering plate (or basket) is passed.

    37 vote(s)
    77.1%
  2. People parade to the front of the church during the worship service.

    2 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. A box is placed at the front, by the doors, somewhere, but a time is not set aside.

    9 vote(s)
    18.8%
  4. It is collected when people leave, and ushers stand holding a container waiting.

    1 vote(s)
    2.1%
  5. An offering isn't collected.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. It is collected outside of the worship service.

    3 vote(s)
    6.3%
  7. Other.

    2 vote(s)
    4.2%
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  1. SaggyWoman

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    Let us know!
     
  2. Pete

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    We throw all our money up in the air and God keeps what He wants.....


    SOMEONE HAD TO SAY IT :D
     
  3. webdog

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    Other: Gunpoint...

    :)

    Seriously, we pass around an offering plate. A neat twist the past couple weeks has been to cheer and clap as it is passed around (God loves a cheerful giver)
     
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    Although our offerings are taken up weekly, some in the congregation give weakly.
     
  5. Tentmaker

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    Basket, plates don't hold enough, lol.
     
  6. standingfirminChrist

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    Says the Army Chaplain holding the Bazooka.:laugh:
     
  7. JerryL

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    A basket in the back close to the inside doors leaving the santuary.
     
  8. LeBuick

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    We do the parade thing though I prefer when the plate is passed. You can usually pre-count the offering by the number of people. Just figure $1 per person... :laugh:
     
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    Forgetting to tithe was a problem in the beginning. Similar to JerryL, a basket is located in the back of the church out of respect for new visitors.
     
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    May as well continue to forget to tithe, Maria. It is not required in the New Testament and tithing was never money anyway
     
  11. David Lamb

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    We have an offering bag - slightly less public than an open plate or basket.
     
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    I used to attend a Messianic Congregation in Denver many years ago. A plate was never passed...instead they had a "box" with a money slot in the back of the sanctuary. They called it a "pushka"--it was white and had a blue Mogen David (Jewish star) painted on the side.
     
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    I don't think they are forgetting Marla.
     
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    That's how ours is, but without the Messianic emblems
     
  15. Marla

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    2 Corinthians 9:7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful give

    Yes tithing is not scriptural. We are no longer under the law of Moses. "Offerings" is the correct term.
     
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    Maybe not, but I was :type:
     
  17. standingfirminChrist

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    Tithing under the Law was a necessity. Man had to tithe because of the command to do so.

    Under Grace, we are now to give what we purpose in our hearts to give... cheerfully.
     
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    Why put oneself under the yoke of bondage of the Law.

    If you purpose yourself to tithe because you think God demands it, then do you follow the other 612 laws found therein? If not, you are guilty of breaking the tithing law even if you follow it to a T.

    If you are guilty of breaking one, you are breaking them all.

    Are your clothes all of one material, not mixed?
    Do you have a battlement on your roof? (a wall with holes in it for weapons to be used)

    If not, you are guillty of breaking all laws... including tithing.

    Study it out... only farmers who owned land and herdsmen were required to tithe anyway. No other tradesmen was required to tithe under the OT Law.
     
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    You left off a Debit Card POS device...

    We have discussed it...


    My nephew had the greatest insight last month...
    His church just has a box in the vestibule, and he was wondering why they did that... it was the first church he ever went to that didn't pass around the plate...
    I tried to explain it to him...

    But he said... "you know, when the plate is passed around, I feel guilty if I don't give... it would seem that you could get more by passing the plate."

    Sounds like a Baptist in training...

    The best one yet, was the little boy we had take up offering for the first time this summer... He went through the congregation, then came up front, and tried to go back through the second time...

    Man, did I laugh hard...
     
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    Sounds like a Pentecostal.
     

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