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Q&A: Designating Donations for a Church Member in Need

Q&A: Designating Donations for a Church Member in Need

Recently, one of our member's families lost their 15-year-old son. They contacted the church and asked if donations for the family could be handled through the church. We agreed and processed all donations received as cash exchange. At the end of each month we sent the family a check for the same amount of the donations received. The family is using the funds to help with funeral cost and to establish a scholarship in their son's name. Was this the best way to handle this request? Are there any legal problems in doing it this way? What problems would this present for the family or church?

Part of the mission of the believers is stated in Galatians 6:2: "Bear one another's burdens." This means that when a fellow believer is in need, the other believers should lighten their load. In financial terms, the fellow believers should give funds to needy believers to relieve their ...

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  • February 6, 2014

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