I’m always curious to see what churches have on their tithing envelopes. There are all kinds of tithing envelopes. There are envelopes that you can color. There are ones that have bible trivia on them. There are even ones that share a bible story on it with a full-color picture.
Tithing envelopes are created for all different age groups. Some websites make tithing envelopes from ages pre-k, all the way to adulthood.
What is a tithing envelope?
A tithing envelope is a common method for Christians to add money or checks into an offering plate. Some churches commonly refer to them as offering envelopes as well. Many choose tithing envelopes because it is discreet and easy to add either a check or cash and seal it before placing in a collection bin or offering plate.
Parts of a tithing Envelope
There are two main elements to a tithing envelope. The first is the verse. Typically the verse is Proverbs 3:9 or Malachi 3:8-10. Sometimes the envelope has 1 Corinthians 16:2, but many churches don’t put that on there, because that eludes to freewill giving instead of tithing. The second element to tithing envelopes is the informational part. This is usually your name, address, date, and amount of gift. More detailed and complex tithing envelopes have check boxes that you can designate your gift to. Other tithing envelopes have a place where you can fill in your credit card information.
Are tithing envelopes becoming obsolete?
There is no doubt that we are transforming more into a cashless society. With the explosion in donation and church apps, it is become more convenient to pay through your app rather than to carry cash or a check with you to church. The need for tithing envelopes has declined over the years. With the increase in younger generations and their comfortability in using technology, it may be a matter of time before tithing envelopes disappear.