The Collection


The collection is no less a part of worship than any other part. It should not be treated as an afterthought.

Preparatory Remarks

  1. The collection is usually taken after the Lord's Supper since the men to pass the trays are already available.
  2. Make a distinction between the Lord's Supper and the collection. We don't want people thinking that the collection is payment for partaking of the Lord's Supper.
  3. Note the purpose of the collection and what the funds are being used to accomplish.
  4. For visitors, make note that the collection is a responsibility of the members. We are not asking visitors to pay for their visit.
  5. Reading a passage concerning the collection, the work of the church, or giving is appropriate.
  6. Offering a prayer of thanksgiving before the collection is also appropriate.

Getting the Job Done

  1. Work in cooperation with the man at the other end of the pew.
  2. Try to avoid rattling the trays as they are being passed.


Select a short passage suitable for the collection to be read along with some brief remarks.

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