IN THIS VIDEO, I address the issue of whether churches should provide financial assistance to church members who are in need?
A few weeks ago I listened to radio talk show. Two women called in sharing their story of how their respective churches did not help in their time of need. One woman had supported her church financially, for years with her “tithes” and offerings. When she needed help financially, the church didn’t help her. The other woman was facing eviction and possible homelessness. She went to her church seeking help, but they didn’t do anything for her. Instead, she sought assistance from a non-profit, community-based organization (not a church) that came to her rescue.
What’s up with that?
I know some pastors/churches are reluctant to help members who don’t pay tithes. I tell of one of those instances in the video. But I thought it strange that a church wouldn’t help its “tithe-paying” members.
In defense of those churches, I don’t know their side of the story. I don’t know why they didn’t help those women. So, I came up with a hypothetical situation. Let’s say the churches set aside funds each month for members who need financial assistance, and the money is given out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Perhaps the churches had run out of funds by the time those women approached them for help.
Is this reason enough not to help those women? Could the churches have gone the extra mile and found a way to help those women? Should churches only provide financial assistance to members who pay “tithes” and offerings?
Obviously churches don’t have a problem accepting YOUR money but do they have problem GIVING YOU money in your time of need?
Let’s talk about what the church doesn’t walk you to talk about.
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