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Joel Corrigan is a youth leader at C3 Church Oxford Falls. I would like to commend him for his honest observation how emotionally charged C3 services are.

Corrigan implies people at C3 make an “emotional decision” when they give money in “the emotional moment of a service”. He advises that we should “seek God in those quiet times” and “determine what you should give in your heart”. When it comes to giving, Joel Corrigan’s approach is biblical and should be encouraged.

“I think this is a great encouragement for us to get away from that emotional decision we can sometimes make say in a service or in an opportunity to give. But rather to seek God in those quiet times, or I guess away from the emotional moment of a service so that we come prepared, ready to give a gift that is worthy or reflecting of the great things he has done in our life.” – Joel Corrigan, 0:17, Giving Video 2 part 2,http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp-qWgFiKeY. (Emphasis mine) (Accessed 26/08/10, 1:54pm)

This is good advice. Don’t let the music and the motivational speaking get you to give out of emotion. Anyone going to a C3 Church or C3 Conference should also apply this advice.

“So to recap guys, I just want to encourage you to move away from making that emotional decision in a service. But rather to seek God outside of that context and determine what you should give in your heart.” – Joel Corrigan, 2:58, Giving Video 2 part 2, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp-qWgFiKeY(Emphasis mine) (Accessed 26/08/10, 1:54pm)

If anyone has issues with the quoted sources, we encourage you to contact C3 or Joel Corrigan directly.