Church asking for money

posted 3 years ago in Christian
Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper

It sounds like a church I wouldn’t attend again. 

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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123burrner456 :  sounds a bit odd . My church just passes the offering bag around when we sing the last hymm of the service. The other time money is mentioned is for things like christan aid week, if you wish to donate to that charity there is evolopes in the entry hall 

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

10% of your earnings is actually the norm across the board.  That being said the extreme focus on tithing is not normal.  If it makes you uncomfortable, don’t go back.

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee

Cult, scam

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

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mrandmrsnunes :  this. We go to church and just give our donation in the provided weekly envelopes,but there’s no way the bishop talks about tithing all the time. Its definitively normal to give money to help support the church and the offerings add up to quite a lot (shown in the weekly flyer) but we’ve never felt pressured like that. If you feel uncomfortable, id keep looking for a better place.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee

I grew up a Catholic and spent the last 3 years working in a Protestant cathedral and there was nothing like this. There is the usual passing of the basket and occasionally a second basket if there was a specific charity they wanted to help that week. I wouldn’t buy into what this church is selling tbh

Post # 22
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Busy bee

Sounds like the church I attended in my teens. They were raising money for their $11 million new church… They would have offerings where people would walk on stage with their money. I stopped going after this. Think what that $11 million could do in the community? 

My fiance & I call churches like that the churches of the holy dollar. When the Pastors drive the flashiest cars & say God has blessed them. Really annoys me. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee

I heard churches accept paywave now… 

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

I’ve attended quite a few churches over the years but have not consistently attended church for a long while now.  We did try a church in our area that was non denominational, very large and popular and the first time we went it seemed like a recruitment ceremony that really turned me off. We went back again and had a difference experience. Its odd if they are devoting all or most of their sermons towards tithing but if they are large and expanding churches they are probably more so a business focused on financial funding fo expansion.  I would definitely consider other churches, it can take a while to find the right fit.

Post # 25
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Busy bee

It’s not common where I live nor in my religion. Find a new church. 

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

That’s not normal and not a church I would go to. At my church the collection goes around but there is no pressure and the minister even stresses that visitors should not feel they have to give. The one you went to sounds gross, and then they don’t even so a live sermon!! Cutting costs perhaps??

Post # 27
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Blushing bee

Is this church or costco? I wouldn’t be a part of an organization like this. It doesn’t sound like it would align with my values.

Post # 28
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Newbee

 There is a difference between tithing and offering (which I believe most posters are referring to). Tithing is definitely not cult-ish. Tithing is giving 10% of your gross income back to God where an offering is giving what you are able/feel led/are confortable with.  I do find it strange that particular church has so many messages regarding it. We usually have one message per year about tithing and then keep it moving. 

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