Most churches and pastors will want to completely avoid talking about money and giving in church, and their primary reason they usually give for doing so is, “What about the farmers?” I 100% agree that farmers and other small-business owners have a more difficult challenge in determining what they should give because their personal and business finances are so close tied together.
Can both farmers and the church have a win-win when it comes to giving? Yes, when farmers give commodities (grain, hay, cattle) directly to the church, that’s a win-win. Here’s how:
- Non-Cash Gift Receipt: https://www.dakotasumc.org/finance-and-benefits/finance/finance-and-adminstrative-resources
- More Details on Donating Grain: https://www.aefonline.org/donate-grain-to-charity