Going back to the discussion on giving, we are in our annual pledge drive. I got some pretty honest and important feedback (see the post ‘how to ask’ below)from you readers. When you’re dealing with a church budget, some of an average person’s pledge will go to the rising energy costs to keep the building heated, etc., some will go to my salary (which is modest and for which I am grateful), and the rest will go to the ministries in the church.
Many churches face a crisis in giving and I always get heartburn at this time of year. Your questions:
1. Why do you think there is a crisis in giving to churches?
2. Why do you give?
I love your honest feedack…