20 Mar How to Promote Healthy Church Giving
Running a church is hard. Running a church without enough money? All but impossible.
There’s no way around the fact that the Bible instructs Christians to give, but all too often people forget to give unto God what is God’s. So, what can you do to gently remind your congregation about the importance of giving? Quite a lot, it turns out.
Read on to discover some of the best ways to promote giving in your church.
Preach the Word
The Bible has so much to say about intentional and thoughtful giving. It’s an important theme that runs through both the Old and New Testaments, and routinely should be folded into your sermons. It might feel hard to ask but remind yourself as well as your congregation of the importance of regular tithes. It serves as a reminder that we are all stewards of what God has first entrusted to us. It is also practical enabling you to impact your community and further the Kingdom of God. Check out this helpful list of verses that emphasize giving for some excellent sermon ideas.
Let Technology Lead the Way
Modern life is a tangle of complications and headaches. Make Mindful Giving™ easy for your congregation by providing giving online and solutions. You want to make sure that there are as few barriers to entry as possible, so on top of passing the offering plate and soliciting donations via paper cards, let members set up digital payments. Make giving to your church as easy as clicking a button, and be sure to set up a recurring payment option to help you budget effectively for your programs.
Get Your Reminders on Lock
Not only can you help your members give by providing them with digital payment options, you can also be very clear about your church’s needs and progress. Regular giving reminders in bulletins and from the pulpit remind your church that you’re all in this together. With mobileAxept’s feature, you can also set up text messages to go out to your congregation at regular intervals. Texts are a great way to boost and to communicate needs quickly. Your church simply doesn’t function without the giving spirit of its members. Let people know your financial targets, be clear about what money is being used where, and tell them where you need more help.
Finances aren’t typically something we enjoy talking about, but from the number of verses that mention financial matters in scripture, it’s clear that it’s a topic we need have little shame in discussing. Allowing your members to meet the needs of the church and to see how their efforts are making an impact emphasizes the importance of their role and connects them to the church body in a deeper and more meaningful way. However, they’ll never know the extent of the need unless you tell them. So, don’t be afraid to ask. After all, “You have not because you ask not.”
These are just a few ways you can promote giving in your church. Let’s work together to make an even bigger impact. What are some other methods you’ve tried, and what were your results? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to share your experiences.
For more information or to get started, contact sales.