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Anyone else's church charge for seeing their Chistmas play?

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jeffnevins

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Mine charges $7-$20, but I understand it costs a great deal to put on & is spectacular.

I didn't see it last year, but volunteered in the lobby.

 

This year I might volunteer again, but not pay to see it.

The whole idea of tickets selling out seems a bit odd.  Outreach being a bit hampered and the first shall be last, etc.  I wouldn't want someone to miss out because I bought the last ticket.  I wish them well, though.

 

Thanks for reading.



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I have never heard of paying to see a Christmas play at your own Church.



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Matthew 21

12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.

13 And He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of thieves.' "

 

 

 

 

Someday.

 

 

 

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Matthew 21

12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.

13 And He said to them, "It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer,' but you have made it a 'den of thieves.' "

 

 

 

 

Someday.

 

 

 

:sad030: 

Yep man....I think you took the words right out of my mouth........



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Blessings  Everyone,

     There is a local church here in Florida(Ft Lauderdale)that puts on quite an extravaganza of an annual Christmas play & the tickets are a whopping $25.00 each...I would say it is probably very necessary in order to put on this production to cover their costs,,,they rent all live animals(donkey,sheep,goats,lamb....llama),they have professionals set up & operate all the equipment for the flying angels,live orchestra and who knows what other costs they have?

    This is not a mega church,it is an average sized church that put this show on in their auditorium for the congregation,friends,family.and visitors...I don't see anything wrong with them selling tickets,how else would they afford to do it?

                                                                                                                                      With love,inChrist-Kwik



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People buying and selling in the temple were doing so for personal gain.....   It doesn't sound like this is being done for personal gain, but a self funding outreach to everyone during this time of year.

 

If it's going to be done, someone has to pay for it....  does the church have the resources to fund the production?



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Never heard of such a thing. But then our church Christmas play is a group of people wearing bath robes and reading lines off of a paper.



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Thanks for the insights. 



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Depdending on the size of the production, there may have to be an offsetting of cost. Churches are ususally not allowed to make a profit, but they are allowed to offest their costs by charging an admission price.






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