Churches have caught onto the trend and are offering easy ways for their people to give. Online Giving forms and “text-to-give” are more popular than ever because it just makes sense to the people. My church has seen around 40% of our giving come in through digital giving over the past couple years, and it isn’t slowing down at all.
But with the current situation we’re facing, online giving is more important than ever before.
Also, think about tithing: Tithing is meant to be the “FIRST-Fruits” that we return to God through the local church. What if a person gets paid on Monday? What if they get paid every two-weeks? What if they get paid on the 1st and 15th of the month? People who have committed to tithing appreciate the ability to give whenever and wherever fits their needs best.
Here’s an example from my church, which shows online giving per “day-of-the-week”.
Make it easy for people, and they’ll be more apt to be consistent in giving to your church.
For the most part, the people who attend your church buy from Amazon and Wal-Mart online, and clearly understand that they are safe in doing so.
Of course, you still want to offer a way people can give with cash and checks, but the safest way to give is digitally. Nowadays, online giving has a MUCH higher percentage of accuracy than cash and checks. There’s no human involvement whatsoever. They give, and it’s directed straight to your bank. Simple and SAFE.
The thing about online giving is that it doesn’t matter where they people are. Whether they are in the building, or enjoying service from their couch in their pajamas, they can still get their contribution to the church.
COVID-19 has thrown us all for a tail-spin, and some of us have seen giving decrease over the past few months. We talk about some practical things you can to as you lead through COVID in THIS POST. One of the easiest things you can do to improve giving during these crazy times is to offer online giving, and make it clear how people can give.
There are lots of platforms you can use for church online giving. If you’re a Faith Teams user, it’s included in your account at no extra cost. If you haven’t activated it yet, click HERE for a step-by-step guide showing you how to get it setup today.
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