Why include the offering in online worship?
It is said that, at its best, giving is an act of worship. During COVID-19, many churches changed to offering online worship, to retain a pattern of prayer and connect with worshipping communities. In normal practice, the offering is the most visible and tangible expression of our giving as Christian people, and our offering practice should reflect this. On a practical level, including the offering during online worship helps to remind people that resourcing our churches' mission and ministry is vitally important now as it ever has been - and on a discipleship level, allows our Christian communities to continue to offer ourselves as an act of faith and expression of our love of God.