What do you think of this?
A New Jersey church turned the traditional money collection part of the service on its head with a “reverse offering” this weekend. When the Liquid Church passed around its popcorn-bucket collection baskets, people were told to take an envelope with the words “God Trusts You” on them. Each envelope contained a $10, $20 or $50 bill.
In total, the church distributed $30,000 of its money Sunday to 2,100 people, but there is a message behind the money, lead pastor Tim Lucas said
“This wasn’t a handout,” he said. “That’s the tip of the iceberg. We challenge people; we want them to creatively invest this money.”…Lucas said his intentions were pure and that there was no political message or ulterior motives behind the action.
“This is not a ploy for people to come to church,” he said. “It’s also not a bailout. Let’s be realistic. Twenty dollars isn’t going to change anyone’s life. The idea is to demonstrate that although Washington is broke, our God isn’t and can provide for people’s needs through the hands of his people.”
The pastor spoke about how each U.S. bill has the words “In God We Trust” on it and Lucas inversed the idea into “God Trusts Us.”