How to Handle Gifts from Church Members

Episode #213
December 25, 2020
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Pastors often receive gifts from church members. Sometimes these gifts can be substantial. What should you do with cash gifts? What is your process for receiving gifts as a pastor? Chip Luter of Idlewild at the Springs joins Sam and Josh on today’s episode. We share stories about some good gifts we have received and some odd gifts we have received. As a pastor, be willing to receive gifts but don’t encourage a culture of people giving you gifts. Don’t abuse your position of power.

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