A very, very cool idea. I expect to see more of this.

NJ Church Gives Away $30,000 in “Reverse Collection” Baskets | NBC New York.

This was one collection basket parishioners couldn’t pass up.

Liquid Church of New Jersey allowed parishioners at its Sunday services to forgo donating and instead take money out of the collection basket.

Church leaders gave away $30,000 cash in unmarked envelopes containing either a $10, $20, or $50 bill.

Lead pastor Tim Lucas says the “reverse offering” is meant to teach churchgoers that faith in God — not government — is the only route to recovery in the current financial crisis.

The Christian-based church has about 2,000 members and branches in Morristown, Nutley, and New Brunswick.

Church officials plan to donate an additional $60,000 to various projects, including helping communities with flood recovery, in each of the three northern Jersey counties they serve.

2 thoughts on “Reverse

  1. Interesting. A church in town (friends of mine), gave away all their money they saved for the building campaign. They gave around $200,000 to the adult attenders…and asked them to invest it. If God asked them to they could give the money back but they didn’t have to. It was pretty intense. :)

    (They’re in a massive building now)

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