I was a nine-year-old sitting in the pews at First Baptist Church and asking dad how to check the boxes on my giving envelope. There was a box for "building", and a box for "budget."
“Check that one”, he said, indicating the "budget box."
When it came to giving, choices were few. Occasionally I’d hear folks talking about the Lottie Moon missions offerings, but that was it.
Giving methods were few, too. Put your check (or in my case, cash) in the envelope and drop it in the passing plate. ...