September 23, 2010

Church Meals Free of Charge

Question:

Can a church provide meals (or other food such as pizza parties for youth) to its members using funds that come from the regular Sunday morning offering?

Answer:

Presumably we're talking here about occasional church fellowships. Yes, it's okay, as long as it's not disguised compensation for a church employee (e.g. paying for employees' family meals and entertainment on the church tab). I suggest that the budget plan for such expenditures though. Furthermore, it may be a sensitive matter to some who believe it is inappropriate to spend God's money to "feed the flock."

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