While I think the electronic option would be good for older couples or single persons, as a father with small children it is important to me that my kids see how our family supports the Church financially. If they never see the money we give -- if it comes straight out of our accounts to the Church -- it is a lot harder for them to see the connection. By handing them the envelope and encouraging them to "put it in the basket," hopefully they will learn the habit of giving intentionally to the Church.For what it's worth, I think he's right.
29 March 2011
Physical or virtual giving
Jonathan Sullivan has a post today in which he considers the benefits of using the Sunday envelope instead of giving to the Church electronically. He says: