The holidays are in full swing, which means it’s a busy season for churches. But with all the business, don’t forget the New Year is just around the corner and that means year-end giving statements will need to be prepped and sent out.
It’s pretty logical, but usually the less committed somebody is to the church, the less likely they’re going to give tithes and offerings. If people are only showing up once a month, they’re less likely to feel devoted to investing in God’s Kingdom. Not only because they’re not present to hear much about why giving is important, but because they don’t feel invested enough to contribute with their finances.
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With over 75% of people preferring to make payments online via credit card, debit card, or eCheck (ACH), it makes sense they want to tithe the same way. Jumping on a home computer or smartphone is a familiar experience when managing money. It’s convenient and secure, and giving to the church online is no different.
Donations are crucial for churches to fund their vision. But, it’s challenging to budget and plan for future missions when gifts are sporadic. That’s why healthy and growing churches focus on consistent giving. When people schedule recurring gifts, donate on a routine basis, and give to specific funds consistently, the church can better forecast and be even more impactful. Here we look at 7 actionable ways to inspire consistent giving and grow your church.
If your church recently switched online giving platforms (or you’re considering it), retaining donors will be at the front of your mind. You don’t want to lose a single giver as you transition from the old platform to the new one. Even though donor retention is a concern for churches, they also know that a better online giving solution is essential for growth and more impactful in the long run.