Church attendance and giving often go hand in hand. When one increases so does the other, and vice versa. Just like the end of the year is known for an uptick in gifts and guests, the summertime is notorious for a decrease in attendance and giving.
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.
Let’s face it—there’s no shortage of features when it comes to church apps. In fact, some companies offer so many features it can be downright overwhelming. Don’t let this discourage you or make you think that adding a church app to your ministry is going to be more trouble than it’s worth.
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.
Healthy churches come in all sizes and styles. They’re unique from each other based on location, their building’s architecture, and the people that attend and lead services. But, between the differences, there are a few habits that all healthy churches share. The good news is, these habits are simple and effective church growth strategies that are easy to apply and get results. Let’s look at 4 healthy habits that any church can implement to help grow and fund their vision.
Keeping up the giving momentum after the holiday season can be challenging. As people start to lose that feeling of generosity and return to their everyday lives, they become less focused on giving and being involved in your mission. Though this break in giving is normal, your church still has goals to accomplish long after the holidays, and keeping the giving spirit alive throughout the year is vital to fulfilling your vision and your mission.