A few times in the last few weeks I've been asked why we don't show the weekly giving update in the program every week. It is a fair question and I wanted to explain why we have chosen to no longer publish the weekly numbers. There are two basic reasons:
- Primarily because that is "insider" information. That isn't the type of information that we think that brand new people need to see week to week. We are always thinking of people who are brand new to church and sadly, that is the item they notice most (for various reasons) in the program. Printing that info in the weekly program goes back to the days when almost everyone who showed up week to week were committed Christ-followers who were also members and givers.
- Secondly, we have an easy way to get that information to those who give. We send out quarterly updates to all of those who give anything during the year. As part of that update of their personal giving (for tax purposes and for their personal accountability) we will include where we currently are on our weekly giving.
As a member, if you ever want more information, feel free to contact the church office. Karen can update you on giving statistics or put you in contact with someone who can get that information to you. Otherwise, you will be updated on a quarterly basis. Great question… thanks for asking! Transparency on these things is very important to us.