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Most churches do not charge a fee for people to attend Sunday morning worship services. According a report, a Carolina church has introduced a controversial plan to charge an admission fee for people to attend their Sunday morning service.

Mount Ebenezer Baptist Church revealed the fee was a direct result of church members and visitors not giving enough money to keep the doors open. The church’s pastor, Rev. James Lamont, spoke with local news station WSTV saying, “We realize charging members to attend church would not be a popular decision, however it was necessary to remain operational. There is a lot that goes on to make these services happen. Without a sufficient amount of donations, the church would have to operate at a loss. We are in the business of saving souls, but we are also a business. Salaries and bills have to be paid. Saving souls ain’t cheap.”

Rev. Lamont says he was reluctant to make this decision, but it was necessary because for the last six months of operating the church, it has been done with his own personal funds. If the church is to stay open, the pastor says he needs funds coming in to help with the finances of the church.

The pastor believes the fees are affordable. Members of Mount Ebenezer Baptist Church will be allowed to pay a discounted yearly membership fee of $60.00. Visitors will pay $10 at the door each time they visit. The church says there will also be a $25 family discounted admission fee for up to four family members. Children under twelve will be allowed to enter the church without paying.

The fee is only for the Sunday morning service. Entrance to the church will be free on all days except for that particular service.

It is hard getting some people to go to church without paying a fee. It will be interesting to see how receptive people will be to pay to attend Mount Ebenezer Baptist Church in Carolina.

http://www.examiner.com/article/church-charges-people-a-fee-to-attend-sunday-morning-services


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Ville_Gurl commented on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 18:27 PM

I do have to say this sounds crazy, but to hear this coming from a preacher saying it is a business just makes me cringe. How you think you going to save souls that's up to the Holy Spirit and the individual. When are people going to learn that it's not the church building it's the message delivered that gets people wanting to draw closer to God.You can be in your backyard, campground, or even in your house preaching. Jesus wasn't confined to a building made by man hands when he preached the gospel repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.(Mat.4:17)


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