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Church to Give Thousands in "Reverse Offering"

On Sunday, September 25th, Liquid Church of New Jersey will distribute over $30,000 in cash to all church goers on Sunday morning through a “Reverse Offering” — giving away the usual church offering collection.  The church will also announce the immediate financial injection of an additional $60,000 taken from the church offering plate into three local recovery projects in Morristown, New Brunswick, and Nutley.  A total of $90,000 in church collections will be given out “to the people.”

Washington is broke, people are broke, and folks have lost faith that government can provide a lasting solution to economic issues,” said Tim Lucas, lead pastor of the 2,000-member church.  “Every dollar in our economy is printed with the words ‘In God We Trust’… but we want to challenge people with the idea that ‘God Trusts Them’,” said Lucas.

We believe our current economic crisis is a spiritual issue, which is why we are moving forward with God’s recovery plan.”  Each person will receive a specially prepared envelope with the words “God Trusts You!” containing varying portions of the Reverse Offering with $10, $20 and $50 bills.   Lucas is currently preaching a 4-part sermon series teaching biblical principles of finance regarding debt and living on budget. 

Dozens of families in the congregation are banding together to use their Reverse Offering monies to bring relief to a Manville, NJ neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Irene, restoring the Market Street Mission for the homeless in Morristown, and boarding the New York City Relief Bus to feed the hungry in Paterson. The church has set-up a webpage with additional ideas featuring ways churchgoers might use the divinely appointed dollars they receive. 

Government isn’t the source of recovery—God is,” said Lucas.  “Since God trusts His people, we do too.”