Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Should our church be doing this?
Your church (or others in the community around you) may participate in fundraisers. It can be anything from a bake sale or car wash to raffle tickets on a home-stitched quilt.
What do you think about the combination of churches and fundraising?
Why do I ask?
We are about to study an important and well known passage about Christ and the use of the temple. It might be a good idea to look at our own beliefs and practices, and then dive into the study.
I'd like to encourage you to truly give this some thought, and I'm hoping for some good discussions. I will be leaving this post up tomorrow as well, so here is a suggestion:
Close your browser and come back to this after you have thoughtfully considered this question. Be prepared to give reasons behind your thoughts. Do you have scripture that you feel backs your view? Can you cite examples (positive or negative) about fundraisers in the past?
Please be reasonable and thoughtful (no ranting, OK? LOL) and be sure to come back and check what others have had to say, too. I believe this can be a learning process for us.
On Friday we'll have our usual musical interlude, and I'll be back on Monday to address your comments and thoughts.