There are plenty of churches that have resisted the trend to move giving online. Rather than implement an e-giving service to supplement the more traditional offertory forms, they simply stick to tradition which, can yield varying results.
In this day and age, it’s important for church leaders to note that younger church members, millennials especially, are not going to change their habits to give to the church. If they are unable to give on their own terms, many church members may be tempted to find another organization to give to. Implementing a few of the following strategies into your church’s giving regimen could be just the thing it needs to help stabilize faithful giving.
It Should Be Easy
From ordering takeout online to online bill pay, many of our everyday activities can be completed on our cell phones. The church members in your pews expect giving to your church to be just as easy. Many of your church members have varying reasons why they may not choose to give during the service, whether they are unprepared with checks or cash during the offertory, or are simply craving a little more privacy when they give their gifts to the church. No matter the reason, be sure you don’t miss out on these generous givers. By instituting an e-giving program, your church members will be able to give whenever and wherever they see fit.
Credit And Debit Cards Are King
According to 2009 statistics from Federal Reserve Bank, 6.1 billion fewer checks were used as a form of payment in 2009 than in 2006. On top of that, credit and debit card payments accounted for over half of all non-cash payments. To put it bluntly, if you aren’t giving your church members the ability to give immediately with their credit or debit cards through e-giving, you may be missing out on their gifts completely.
Utilize the systems that your church members are already using to yield more impressive giving results. If you have any questions about how e-giving Powered by NCS Services can help you, please reach out to us by calling (855) 862–7827 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.