How would you feel if your church would not help you financially? Take in mind that you have never asked for assistance and have been faithful in paying dues and giving an offering plus giving large contributions over the past 10 years because you wanted to give.
Do you think it is part of the church responsibility to help its members when in need?
Answer by Anonymous at 1:13 AM on Dec. 14, 2009
Answer by ronjwake at 1:14 AM on Dec. 14, 2009
Answer by CuteandCurvy at 1:49 AM on Dec. 14, 2009
I would have to know a lot more about the circumstances. First of all is the church in a position to help? Smaller churches often run on very tight budgets. Is there a standing policy not to help financially? I knew of a church that just plain didn't do it. They would refer people to social service agencies or para-church groups but they did not want to do that sort of thing. Some churches will only help members.
As a general rule yes I believe churches should help members and regular attenders as they are able. Our church has a decons fund and a special fund for medical emergencies. They also help act as go-betweens for people to connect them with agencies for long term needs.
Answer by teamquinn at 1:51 AM on Dec. 14, 2009
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Answer by thehairnazi at 7:06 AM on Dec. 14, 2009
At my husband's church, there are only like 20 people left in the congregation and they have only enough to pay the utilities. I don't think they could afford to help anyone even if they wanted to, which is sad.
Answer by IhartU at 7:55 AM on Dec. 14, 2009
Answer by deadheadjen at 10:14 AM on Dec. 14, 2009