WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW  ABOUT USING OFFERING ENVELOPES TO INCREASE DONATIONS We are rapidly advancing in this digital age. Mobile phones have replaced landlines. Credit cards have replaced cash. Email has replaced the Postal Service. And we’ll continue to change. Changes in culture lead to changes in the church. Lyrics on a screen have…

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There are two kinds of churches, and they’re revealed by the way they answer this question, regarding their giving strategy: How much money will your church bring in this year? Type 1 answers with a figure. Type 2 answers with something vague. The thing is, those Type 1 churches are usually correct in their confident,…

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“You can always give without loving, but you can never love without giving” – Amy Carmichael Carmichael hits a valid point, but we know that church giving is complicated, multi-faceted, and requires a balanced approach. Your church needs a budget to keep the doors open, but money is a difficult topic to talk about, both from…

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Skilled preachers who are passionate about teaching God’s Word spend time praying, reading, and studying their sermon. Musicians listen to songs, download chord charts, and rehearse on a weekly basis so they can lead the congregation in a way that honors God. Since sermons and worship music are vital parts of your service every weekend,…

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THE PREFERRED METHOD OF PAYMENT TODAY We interact with hundreds of churches per month about digital giving… churches with no strategy at all churches with a “starter” strategy such as Paypal churches that have 20% or more of their congregation involved in digital giving In all of these conversations, one thing is clear… No one…

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You ever feel a knot in your stomach when you invite your church to give during the offering time? Heeeeeere we go again… That feeling is fear mixed with a splash of insecurity. Every pastor can relate. There are A LOT of people who don’t like how much pastors ask for money. Some of that…

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Are you frustrated more people don’t participate in the offering at your church? Do you hope and pray for more people to get involved in generosity? Are you teaching them what the Bible says about stewardship only to be disappointed that more people don’t follow through?  Most churches know the offering is important…it’s the moment…

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You pass the plate every week, you’ve got an online giving button on your website and you send a super-informative letter with a contribution statement. So why don’t more people give to your church? Or why don’t people increase their giving to fund the vision?  Here are seven reasons people don’t tithe to your church.…

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The pastor works hard on the sermon.  The band rehearses the songs.  At least, I hope both of those things are true in your church. But there’s another important element in your church service that rarely gets attention, preparation or intentional thought.  It’s the giving talk. A giving talk is a 60-second or two-minute talk…

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