Where do church donations go?

Does the pastor pocket the money?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    Yes, the pastors pocket the money.   They don’t work so how do you think they pay the mortgage of the house they live in or the brand new car they drive.  

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  • Jeremy
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    1 month ago

    The pastor never pockets the money.  It is counted by officers of the church, recorded, banked and used for many things - just one of which is the pastor's salary. It also pays for the heating and lighting, repairs of cushions, hymn books and bibles, it pays for Sunday school supplies (paper, books, pencils and crayons, chorus sheets etc.)  It pays heating and lighting bills and the wages of the caretaker and some of the fuel costs incurred by the pastor for the journeys he does for the church (visiting the sick and housebound).  It pays for the children to go on trips to seasides or interesting theme parks etc. Adults pay for their own trip if they choose to go (and some are always needed to supervise the children but they still pay for their own ticket and meal).  There are costs for telephone usage.  On the days when the pastor is freed to attend other churches as a visiting preacher we have to pay for someone to visit us whilst he is not with us.  The outlay is more than you can imagine but don't allow that to stop your scoffing and doubts about us.

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  • Saad M
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    1 month ago

    Alms are the rights of the needy alone.

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  • Otto
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    1 month ago

    The churches have to pay millions of $ for the mistakes 0f the catholic priests.

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  • 1 month ago

    Small churches and some rather large churches that are local township churches might function fairly honestly, but they don't pay property taxes and should.  All property owners have to pay taxes. So churches pay your property taxes.

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  • susan
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    1 month ago

    Anyone may attend the next regularly scheduled business meeting at the church and find out what they have spent money on since the last business meeting. A church is like a business. They have budgets and expenditures.

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  • 1 month ago

    It depends on the church. The most honest churches have their ministers work at honest jobs and minister in their spare time.

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  • 1 month ago

    Pocket of preacher 

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  • 1 month ago

    In all churches due to that very thing you make pastors out to do, they do not have charge of anything with the finances that are regulated by the treasurer and the people who are either in charge of overseeing the monies collected to ensure they get deposited. The church is mandatory on expenses to account for everything even the pastor's salary. In most churches, the pastor is not allowed to even deposit the monies or the pastors immediate family. If the church is too small then there is an accountability to make sure that all funds are deposited so that a strict accounting is accomplished.

    about where the monies are spent it depends largely on the budget of the local church and mainly that is decided by the church board, not the pastor.

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  • 1 month ago

    "Does the pastor pocket the money?"  Ridiculous question.  Churches don't run on air and nobody works for nothing.  

    The money goes for the buildings and campus utilities, repairs & replacements, grounds upkeep, and salaries of the clergy and support staff:  secretary, bookkeeper, building manager, custodians, and clergy.

    I can't speak for other Christians churches, but at Greek Orthodox Christian churches there's a General Assembly twice a year, with full disclosure of all funds.

    Source(s): Greek Orthodox Christian
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  • Duck
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    1 month ago

    Ideally, it would go into various funds to pay for church expenses (pay for the pastor, electricity, building maintenance, building expansion, etc.) and to philanthropic causes that the church supports.

    Unfortunately, not all churches are ideal, so you'd have to verify it on a church by church basis.

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