Pastor Robert Morris of Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, says he offers tithers a money-back guarantee after 12 months if they aren’t satisfied.
Willow Creek Community Church Senior Pastor David Dummitt has offered his congregants a money-back guarantee if they tithe 10% of their income for a year and nothing happens.
He made the offer Sunday after guest preacher Pastor Robert Morris revealed he’s been offering the same guarantee to his nearly 40,000-member Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, for 22 years without a claim.
Morris, who preached at Willow Creek on Sunday on “The Principle of First” as part of the suburban Chicago church’s sermon series “More Than Money,” was seeking to help boost falling revenues that the church has been experiencing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The Roys Report.
“I don’t want to exaggerate, but I’m sure thousands and thousands of people, and I’m sure it’s multiplied, that have told me some way over the years through email, letters, whatever, ‘this changed my life,’” Morris noted in a YouTube Clip from his message on tithing the first 10% of one’s income.
“When I started giving the first 10% to God it changed everything. And here’s what I’d like to do. I’d like to just challenge you. I’ve done this with our church. I’ve told our church on multiple occasions, I’ve said to them, if you’ll try it for one year, if you are not fully satisfied, at the end of that year, I’ll give you your money back. With 22 years in the church, no one’s ever asked for their money back,” he said before suggesting to Dummitt that he should also offer the money-back guarantee.
“You know what? I’m so confident, I’ll say it here. You tithe for one year, if you’re not fully satisfied, Dave will give you your money back,” he said with a chuckle.
By Sandra Priscilla.