My son is as committed to Jesus as anyone I know, so when I heard him talking about the offerings at GCC I took note. Especially when I heard him say, “No one my age carries any cash. When you pass those bags around, what do you expect people to do with them? “ I assumed I misunderstood him. “What?” I said. “Of course you carry cash. Everyone carries cash. How do you buy stuff if you don’t have cash?” “Debit card,” Aaron replied. “I don’t carry any cash. I use my debit card for everything. That’s what everyone does.” A wave of insight swept over me. Clouds parted. The skies opened up. The light came on. I got it. If thousands of GCC’ers use their debit cards for everything else, it’s just crazy to expect them to give cash on the weekends. I know a lot of people who use debit cards for everything want to support the church. And I know those who want to help the poor, reach the lost and restore the broken will give if they can. But how could they support the church if we didn’t make it possible for them to use their debit cards? Oops. So we’re fixing the problem. From now on those who don’t carry cash can use their debit cards and partner in the church’s ministry. Look for the Giving Kiosks this weekend and give ’em a whirl. Sheila and I have already made donations with our debit cards and we feel quite good about using this new-fangled-offering-technology. Psalm 96:8 – Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; bring an offering and come into his courts.