When it’s time to take the offering the man leading the offering should stick to this framework. We do this with the utmost reverence and respect.
Thank – Pastor Scott for his preparation of an impactful study.
Announce – that we are going to take the offering at this time.
- That there are new people joining and we welcome them
- The men who give weekly and thank them for their ongoing support of the ministry
- Pastor Scott and MDN rely on our financial support to operate the ministry.
- The ways to give (a slide will be on the Zoom screen)
- Website – Donate button
- Text the word “give” to 800-500-4685
- Mail a check to:
- 27 Grand Ave, Farmingdale
- Regular support in whatever amount the Lord leads is key to helping us budget
Scripture – (optional) share a short, relevant scripture. See below for list of relevant Scriptures. DO NOT preach a message. Be brief.
Pray – short prayer to bless the gift and the giver
Possible Scriptures to Share
Given here to the priesthood and needy!
“When you have finished paying all the tithe of your produce in the third year, which is the year of tithing, giving it to the Levite, the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat within your towns and be filled,
Glorify God with all your wealth, honoring him with your very best, with every increase that comes to you.
“Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the Lord your God that he has given you.”
Deuteronomy 16:17 ESV
“So I thought it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance for the gift you have promised, so that it may be ready as a willing gift, not as an exaction. The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:5-8 ESV
“His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”
Matthew 25:21 KJV
“Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching. For the Scripture says, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain,” and, “The laborer deserves his wages.””
1 Timothy 5:17-18 ESV
“And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples to him and said to them, “Truly, I say to you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the offering box. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.””
Mark 12:41-44 ESV
“For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!””
Romans 10:13-15 ESV [The message here is that WE are the SENDERS when we GIVE to MDN. We are sending Pastor Scott]
“We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.”
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 ESV [we express our love and respect through our gifts to help with Pastor Scott and MDN’s material needs]
“Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the Lord Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.”Malachi 3:10