Offerings for the Pastor
(Pine Bluff, Arkansas, US)
Thanks for the information that you provides. It's very helpful. I just want some clarity on offerings. We take up an offering every first Sunday for our pastor, just an extra way to say thanks. This is announced and can comtrolled by the church. In this case the donor offering is tax deductible and the pastor must treat it as extra income, right? But if someone just walk up to the pastor and give her an offering on their own, not controlled by the church, is that treated the same way or is that just a simple gift?