I was an associate pastor in a small church. We had to carefully manage every dime received through the offering plate.
During lean seasons, we had to question every expense in the budget.
Sometimes we’d question the value of spending money on coffee and snacks after the morning service. Our pastor prided himself on his thrifty Scottish heritage and often looked for ways to not spend money if there was no value received.
Should our church have spent precious gifts from our members on little food items to have a small fellowship time after church?
Was it worth the effort to buy napkins, cups, plates?
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