The Worldwide Church Will Benefit From Global Money

The Worldwide Church Will Benefit From Global Money

Like the printing press and the internet, Bitcoin is an invention that addresses many of the challenges of evangelism.From Gutenberg to Google, for the last six centuries the church’s ability to utilize innovation has led to further expansion of the Gospel. Whether a missionary’s ministry takes place in modern cities or third world countries, the process of sending money across oceans can be equally as difficult. Whether because of lack of technology or an oppressive government, money transfers are often slow and expensive. The properties of Bitcoin allow a monetary network that is global,....


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Reverend Tiffany Sparks. A recent article addressed to church leaders openly raises the question of accepting and promoting Bitcoin donations. A new step further for the adoption of Bitcoin by civil society? The Christian-oriented media Church Law & Tax just placed once again the Bitcoin debate on the table in the Christian community, following the publication of an article welcoming the decision of the American charity United Way Worldwide to accept bitcoin for its Innovation fund. "With a major charitable organization like the United Way accepting bitcoin, churches will quite possibly....

Kentucky Church Now Accepting Bitcoin

According to Tim Totten, the chair of the finance team at Fern Creek United Methodist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, who has been an active Bitcoiner for about two years now, he had been considering implementing Bitcoin donations for quite some time. We had a chat with him. I was always afraid of being too far out ahead of the curve. Once major charitable organizations such as United Way and the American Red Cross started accepting Bitcoin donations, I knew the time was right. The church, which has an active congregation of between four and five hundred people, now accepts Bitcoin....

Australian Church Opens Up to Bitcoin Donations

Image source: Facebook. The parishioners over at the Church of St. Paul's Ashgrove in Brisbane, Australia may no longer need a physical collection plate during service, because the church is now accepting bitcoin donations - in a move that sets out bitcoin can be used for good. Reverend Tiffany Sparks says they've already started accepting bitcoin donations as of New Year's Eve, but hints that they haven't quite been popular, given that the amount of individuals in Brisbane as a whole with bitcoin is rather minimal. Still, Rev. Sparks insists that the acceptance of the bitcoin is mostly....

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As people move away from slips of paper to digital forms of money, there's a possibility the concept of the cash donation might decline. But that's not the real reason Father Adaly Rosado Jr. from the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Goshen, NY decided to put a virtual currencies donation button on the parish's website. "I put it up a year ago. I was just curious to see what would happen," Father Rosado said. Unfortunately, only 0.488 BTC have been donated so far, which is around $60 at recent CoinDesk BPI rates. The church has over 2,900 registered parishioners, though, so if he can....