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Church members complain about collection notices

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Jul 17, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Most people who attend church are used to seeing the offering plate passed around the pews. People donate what they can as a proud member of the congregation.

    But a Tampa woman told ABC Action News her church says she must pay more than $1,000 a year in donations or she wouldn't be considered a member.

    "People were really friendly there, and I really enjoyed being there," said Candace Petterson.


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  2. Rolfe

    Rolfe Well-Known Member

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    Not donations. Membership Dues.
     
  3. Gina B

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    I'm guessing they let people in her situation be "adopted" by other members (anonymously) or to simply sign something saying they do not have the finances.
    I hope, anyway.
    Isn't that the norm for the membership dues model?
     
  4. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Since when is there a membership dues model?
     
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    My understanding of their rule is that you must give the minimum stated amounts in order to vote in the business meetings.
     
  6. Revmitchell

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    What I would have to do is find another church.
     
  7. Salty

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    What I would do, maybe - is for about six months - just put cash in - without an envelope - and when they question me, I would simply say I give cash in the amount that the New Testament requires (as the Lord has blessed)
     
  8. Gina B

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    It is common in synagogues. Or at least it used to be. Was it never a thing in other places? I thought it used to be.
     
  9. Revmitchell

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    Not in Baptist churches.
     
  10. JFish123

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    The church is an abomination on this issue from what I read


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    I've only heard of that in Charismatic and Catholic churches. I've not heard of such a thing in Baptist or mainstream Protestant churches.
     
  12. JFish123

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    I didn't know people had to give money to vote on the things of God. An abomination.


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    Don't walk. Run.

    This is a church that has forgotten the most basic of Christ's teachings.
     
  15. Salty

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    There have been times I was out of work and unable to give a financial offering to my local church. In those cases, I would NOT vote on any financial issue.
     
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    So the Widow with her mite (of Luke 21) would not be allowed to vote in this church's meetings?

    I wonder if The idea originated from paid staff.
     
  17. Earth Wind and Fire

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    I don't get.....this is supposed to be a Primitive Baptist Church????? Ive never even seen a paid staff in a PB church! This place is really odd.
     
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