Like most churches, when we begin, we are going to receive offerings. People are going to be invited to contribute financially to the development of the online community. Why is this?
1. As a group of people called out to worship and serve Christ, we must give a practical expression to our commitment. Money is a means of exchange that people use to get things done. As pastors we have a job to do. This involves caring for people, spending time, and laying down our lives for others as well as our own families. Families need food and shelter.
2. The Bible says: "Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches. " (Galatians 6:6). Those who work hard at getting good spiritual food for others should be financially helped by those who are benefiting.
1Co 9:7 Who ever goes to war without looking to someone to be responsible for his payment? who puts in vines and does not take the fruit of them? or who takes care of sheep without drinking of their milk?