Most people would rather to give to church electronically, according to a recent survey that found that the preference for electronic giving was strong across all age groups. Moreover, the survey found that the more active the donor was in church, the stronger the desire to give electronically. Not surprisingly, the survey found that churches […]
Electronic giving is the preferred method of giving for a majority of church members, according to a recent study. In other settings, people have developed habits of giving that rely on e-giving methods. Many of our congregations, however, haven’t yet responded to these changes, says Luther Seminary’s Adam J. Copeland.
Though fewer and fewer people carry cash or checks these days, most church collections still rely on passing the plate every Sunday or asking people to mail checks to the congregation. That’s why online and electronic giving options are a necessity for congregations, says this article from Worship Facilities. (Photo: Jhaymesisviphotography, Creative Commons)
Churches today are seeking newer and easier ways to set up giving to benefit their congregations. Online giving has its own set of complexities and options, but is becoming easier all the time. Giving kiosks are popular. New options for online giving are being developed all the time. Here is a sampling of the most popular innovations. (Photo by Creativity 103, used by Creative Commons license)
Nowadays you’re more likely to see somebody bring a Bible to church on a cell phone or tablet than a Bible printed on paper. And yet the paper check is still the primary currency in many churches. Ministry Matters offers some ideas for updating to e-giving. (Photo by Jhaymesisviphotography, used by Creative Commons license)
Churches are jumping on the online giving trend in record numbers. Most find it a safe and efficient way to help their members with consistent stewardship. Here are 10 reasons your church might want to consider online giving. From FactsandTrends.net. (Photo by Jhaymesisviphotography, used by Creative Commons license)
Fewer people today are using cash and checks for their financial transactions. As a result, churches have an opportunity to expand their giving opportunities. Here are seven good reasons why your church should offer online giving options. From United Methodist Communications. (Photo by Kodomut, used by Creative Commons license)
Fewer people today are writing checks, yet that’s still the way many churches expect to receive gifts and offerings. Expand your congregation’s options with opportunities to give through Electronic Fund Transfers, credit cards or RQ codes. This article from Kluth.org gives you some ideas. (Photo by Jhaymesisviphotography, used by Creative Commons license)