Jane in NC Posted September 11, 2012 Share Posted September 11, 2012 Here is yesterday's thread. Thank you to those who responded. I have several follow up questions for those who commented yesterday or for those who would like to join the conversation. I have never belonged to a church that expected tithing from its membership. I have always been curious on accountability issues with respect to tithing. Are you just treated like a grownup with the assumption that your gift is your tithe or does someone take a closer look at your finances to insure that you are tithing? Unfortunately the last two churches which I have attended are facing financial difficulties---as many are in these times. Our current church distributed pledge cards to help the financial committee make a budget. If your church does not use pledge cards or expect tithes, does it face financial difficulty? If so, how does your religious leader address this--or does he/she? Have you ever been approached by a member of the financial team or your minister/pastor/priest to discuss your level of financial giving? Or is the need for additional funds issued to the congregation at large? For those of you who tithe, what happens if you choose to redistribute your gift differently? For example, suppose you once gave 10 percent to your church but decided to lower it to 5 and give the other 5 to another organization. Were you asked why? (Please note that I am being nosy on the issue of tithing. How people define tithes varies--for example based on pre or post tax earnings--so I recognize that not everyone uses the word the same way.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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