The Pastors Were Amazed
When Ron Surtees took me for a tour of the recent developments at Heritage City Community Church, I noticed in the foyer of the auditorium two slots: one entitled, "Tithes and Offerings"; the other entitled, "Missions".
Ron explained that Pastor Phillip felt it was taking up too much time to collect offerings during the services - so they no longer do so. Instead, the congregation is free to place whatever offering they want to give as they enter or leave the building.
Ron commented that ever since the change in procedure, the weekly offering immediately rose dramatically, including the missions offering, and it has stayed consistently at the higher level.
Pastor Carl Mutzelburg said that he shared this at a recent Pastors' meeting, much to the amazement of the other pastors present.