Tithing

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  1. donnA

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    How do you take up tithing in your church? We have men who take up the tithing. Men ususlly, or have always taken it up. But today two christian boys helped take it up. One guy from my Sunday school class thougt is was too catholic and didn't like it. So I wondered what your thoughs were.
     
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    Help me understand what you are asking: are you talking about who passes the offering plates around?
     
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    Yes, thats it.
     
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    In all the chruches I have been a member of have had an ushers 'commitee' or group of men that serve as ushers on a rotational basis. These men would also pass the plates to collect the tithes and offerings. We havnen't to my knowlage had an age restriction for this. Though it seems that the youngest I've seen assiting has been 15 or 16. More of a young man then boy.
     
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    In our church, we have all sorts of people take up the offering. Children on up to deacons.
     
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    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TomVols:
    In our church, we have all sorts of people take up the offering. Children on up to deacons.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    In our church, the ushers take up the offering. We also have mail slots in the lobby for people who have forgotten to give in servce.

    I see no NT regulations on how to give, who takes the collection, and such, (other than godly men doing the accounting). The only prescription is to give with a glad heart.
    ;)
     
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    Brian
    <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> In all the chruches I have been a member of have had an ushers 'commitee' or group of men that serve as ushers on a rotational basis <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Also the way we do it, the head usher rotates, and enlists other men from the congergation each week to help. This past week it was two boys ( I think like 10 years old) who are believers(christians) I see nothing wrong with it, they are christians doing what a christian man does. But this one guy thought it was too cathilic sounding to him. I think because of the use of someone that young. I don't get it though.
    Thanks for your great answers. I just wanted to be sure of what I was thinking on this.
     
  8. GRobin

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    In my church, we have plastic flower pots by the doors as you leave to drop the tithes and offerings in. :eek:

    [ December 03, 2001: Message edited by: GRobin ]
     
  9. Dr. Bob

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    Our church in Texas had a large locked box in the back corner of the auditorium (not obtrusive). Members gave. We never collected any offerings; eliminated 3-4 of wasted time from the service.

    Worship is individual - in many of our churches the only thing we actually do that is "worship" is the offering. But even that is corporate.

    Our present church we just find 3 volunteers. Guess I've never seen a girl or woman. Wonder why?
     
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    We generally have men taking up the offering. Many look pretty scary.

    Sometimes, we have youth and children (boys and girls) taking it up.

    I have been in churches where women have.

    Personally, we should have so much joy in giving that we should dance up and down the aisles until we find a place to give.
     
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    Amen, Saggy !! :D :D
    It gives me great joy to give. It is such a miracle that God could use somebody like me, with my human shortcomings & weaknesses, to work in His ministry. The loudest "Amen"s in our church is when Pastor announces the taking of the tithes & offerings. I think we should rejoice in our giving, but temper our joy with the knowledge that this is God's will, his work, his money. Whatever we give to God pales in comparison with what he has given us.....salvation thru his son, Jesus Christ.
     
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    I heard on last week's program with Chuck Swindoll a statement that sums it up. It was the title to his message that day and it simply said "GOD OWNS IT ALL".

    The key is that we give, not particularly the method in which it is taken up. Some churches feel it too intrusive to pass a plate, others don't. Who passes that plate I feel is not too terribly important, however, every church I've been part of left it up to the deacon board, official ushers or trustees. A practice I totally agree with.

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    Warm Christian greetings!

    We have a box attached to the back of the church which is emptied after avery service.
    As far as tithing is concerned I don't believe it should be taught as a command. The only OT laws that apply for us in the age of grace are those re-inforced in the NT.
    (We are not under law but under grace). If people want to tithe it is between them and God - we should not make people feel guilty if they don't do it.

    Kind regards

    RJH [​IMG]
     
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    At our church, the regular members usually make their tithe or offering in their Sunday School Class, there are small envelopes for this. During services they take an offering also, usually men the pastor has selected previously during Men's Prayer Group, which takes place before the service. In the evening, young men from the youth department are chosen by the youth director.
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  15. Ransom

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    Dr. Bob Griffin said:

    Our church in Texas had a large locked box in the back corner of the auditorium (not obtrusive).

    I'll say. I've been to one church that used the box-at-the-back method; it's so unobtrusive I never gave anything - I never even knew it was there!

    I'd rather see a visible reminder to give, like a plate coming round. Not that I'm reluctant to part with my money, but I might tend to forget otherwise.

    Of course, a hundred years ago this was a moot point - the primary means used by churches to raise funds was pew rental.
     
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    LOL Ransom!

    I don't think it matters who takes up the offering. I have been to some churches where it was not an option that I young person took up the offering, they didn't have anyone else who could do it (we are talking a small church here).
     

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