I just want to point out that some churches misuse their status to get freebies all the time and it gets old. Don't get me wrong here. My family gives a lot to our church and other good causes and we also get a lot of satisfaction out of seeing our resources do good work. Some churches are run by people that have a freeloading frame of reference. Just because you accept some payment to help pay your earthly bills doesn't negate that fact that you are doing "God's work". Contribute but don't be used.