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Factors That Can Influence How Much You Leave In The Collection Plate At Church

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Many churches pass around a collection plate partway through the service as a way of amassing funds that they can use for various purposes within the church and in the community that it serves. When you attend the church, you're under no obligation to place any money in the plate. However, you'll notice that many people place cash in the plate, either inside of an envelope or on its own, so you might want to do the same. Churches don't usually have recommended donation amounts. Rather, it's up to each parishioner to give an amount that he or she is comfortable with. Here are some factors that can influence what you give.

The Value Of The Service

One way to help you evaluate how much you want to give is to consider the value of the church service to you. Some services can impact you more than others. Perhaps the sermon was of particular interest and you feel as though it will positively influence your life moving forward. Or, maybe the music was impactful in some manner and helped you to thoroughly enjoy the service. Consider these factors and try to come up with a dollar value that seems appropriate.

What Your Budget Allows

Of course, you need to consider your own budget when you're evaluating how much money you'll leave in the collection plate at your church. If you earn $100,000 a year, you may be more inclined to leave a generous offering than someone who earns $25,000 a year. For some people, the money that they have available to spend can differ from week to week. For example, if you work in a commission-based industry, you may be able to give more following weeks in which you've earned a commission check.

What Else You've Done To Help

Giving a monetary donation isn't the only way to support your church. If you don't have a lot of money to spend, you might decide to help the church in other ways. For example, if it runs a charitable service, you may lend a few hours of your time to this church meeting every week. Some people take this approach in lieu of donating money when the collection plate gets passed around. Knowing that you're helping out the church, even if you're not doing so in a monetary way, can give you a high degree of peace of mind in knowing that you're supporting an organization that is important to you.

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4 June 2019