To write your name or not on the Lord’s money bag

An usher passes the offertory bags at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero. While offertory can be done publicly and openly declared, debate rages on whether tithe, which is a matter between a believer and God, should be announced as well. Photo by Faiswal Kasirye.

What you need to know:

If the matter of the tithe is an issue between a Christian and God, why then do some churches ask followers to write names and contact details on envelopes?

As the Sunday morning service at one of the Pentecostal churches in Kampala comes to a close, the minister announces that it is time to give to the Lord. Ushers hand out envelopes, tithe envelopes. On the envelopes are provisions for one to write their name, the amount they are giving and contact details.

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