“When will they receive the offering?” “How will it be collected?” “How much am I expected to give?” “Do they want visitors to contribute too?” These are typical worries about church offerings.
The Bible teaches that our offerings to God should reflect our belief that all we have is His gift to us. It teaches us that with our offerings we worship and honor God. Like most Christians, our members bring offerings to God through their church. Since offerings are gifts of love for God, no one dictates what each person is to give. We pass an offering plate during the service so that our worship may include bringing gifts to God. (Offering envelopes are available and keep our gifts a private matter known only to God who sees what we do in private.)
A child may bring the quarters and dimes his parents give him/her. Someone older may write a check. Both are remembering Jesus and giving their gift out of love for Him.
Our guests are not obligated to contribute, but you are welcome to participate as your heart leads you to give.