In these challenging days with many churches having an online presence for their Sunday Service instead of meeting in person, it is important that every member realize this truth:
My church’s on-site worship services may have been cancelled, but my church’s ongoing mission and ministry continues. Church members’ faithful, weekly giving makes possible the continued fulfillment of the ongoing mission of Jesus Christ for their church in their community and throughout the world. How can members remain faithful in their giving responsibility and thus continue to invest in and fund the continued mission and ministry of their church?
Here are some ways:
1. Continue giving weekly through your personal banking online bill pay service.
I heard someone say recently, “I rarely write a check anymore.” This is because most people pay their bills online these days. Simply fill out the information regarding your church and add them as one of the organizations you “pay” or in this case “give” to. This method does not cost the church or the giver any additional fee.
2. Use your church’s online giving option on your church web site. Some churches make online giving very easy by offering a menu option that has simple instructions on how to give online through the church web site.
3. Send your donation weekly through the U.S. Postal Service. This may be the option of choice for members who are not tech savvy. The “fee” for using this method is simply the Fifty-Five cent stamp required to send it. Members need to take precautions and make sure that when they send a letter that they don’t have symptoms that might lead to the spread of a virus via a letter.
4. Drop the donation off at the church if your church has on site workers to be able to collect it. Obviously with the encouragement to work from home and the need for social distancing, this would be the least optimal of the options mentioned. The same precautions mentioned in number five above need to be practiced if this option is utilized.
Sharon Baptist Church
2625 N. Armistead Ave.
Hampton, VA 23666
Pastor David Carroll, Senior Pastor, Sharon Baptist Church
Sharon Baptist church is an independent, fundamental Baptist church located in Hampton, VA.
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