Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Forum for Polls' started by Ben W, Dec 20, 2004.
What is the approximate weekly value of your contribution to the offering at church?
It actually varies from week to week as I get paid one week and my wife gets her check the next and there is a big difference in the sakaries (I make a lot more). On the weeks that I get paid, the tithe is substantially greater.
Were you assuming US dollars or Aussie dollars, Ben?
I couldn't vote because you didn't have "other".
I'm like Joseph. My husband gets paid every week. I get paid for my school crossing job every two weeks and from my paper routes once a month.
So it varies from week to week...
Actually, this is a rather personal question and is between each person and God.
I'll be surprised if anyone gives you a $ amount.
I agree with your comment. I felt that I couldn't answer because I would be uncomfortable about encouraging boasting.
I do think it is important to tithe our income but I also think that it is between the individual and the Lord.
I tithe. I put in 5% of my paycheck (I get paid every two weeks). However, I have also tithed via electronic banking. But there's something to be said for the act of physically putting the envelope in the basket.
My main job, I get paid weekly, my as-needed-by-the-boss part time job pays bi-weekly, I rec a monthly VA check, my driving classes dependent when I teach a class and then....
Well, anyways, I just put all the money in the bank, then do my bills ect once a month. So all I did was figure up my income for the month multipy by 3 and then divide by 13 to get a weekly average.
Remember some months have 4 weeks others have 5.
My monetary value changes from week to week.
My attitude on giving is the same every week.
The idea is to take the amount that you would give over 1 year, divide it by 52 and post the average amount.
We tithe 10% and give offerings above that.
The $ amount is not important, nor is it anyone's business...
What is it that stops us being completey open about everything in church? Should ir really bother us if another member or members of the congregation know the dollar value of what we contribute?
It doesn't bother me, but I would hate to make anyone feel bad. I also think it would be in bad taste to say "I give this amount". It sounds like boasting to me.
Besides, being a tither does not a good Christian make. Remember the Pharisees?
Why would we want or need anyone to know about our tithing but God?
Our pastor does not want people to know who tithes and who doesn't lest anyone give preference...
Why do you care and what makes you think it is any of your business? This is a personal issue between people and God and really isn't any of your business.
Should pastor's be informed on what individuals give in their congregation?
I disagree and so does my Pastor.
There is no reason for him to know and he prefers not to know...
He is informed about the total offerings for any certain day, certainly, because he has a budget to maintain, but he has no need to know who gave what or how much...
Agree with Sue.
It is really nobody's business except for that person, God, perhaps the Church accountant, and the IRS.
I think it varies. Some people make 100k a year while others make 13 to 14k. I put in ten percent and add more at other times.
Why should we do this?
Whew, I'm glad to hear someone else say that. I can't believe how many people will blatantly ask how much (dollarwise) I put in the plate. I tithe, and I also give offerings. The rest, imo, is non of anyone's business.
I wish there had been a "None of your business" option in the poll