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Giving Toolkit

The COVID-19 pandemic closed many church doors and forced many things to go virtual, including online giving. This toolkit provides resources to help you communicate the ways your church can accept tithes and offerings during this pandemic.

This toolkit includes:

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We want to make it easier for you, so we’ve created resources you can use to educate your congregation on the ways they can continue to be faithful with their tithes and offerings during this time.

Download Postcards

At a time when many church doors are closed, you need to communicate the ways your congregation can continue to give to your church. We’ve created postcards you can print and mail to your faithful contributors showing the ways they can continue to give.

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Download Graphics

At a time when many church doors are closed, you need to communicate the ways your congregation can continue to give to your church. We’ve created postcards you can print and mail to your faithful contributors showing the ways they can continue to give.

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Easter Toolkit

Resources to Grow Attendance & Giving

Every Easter serves as an opportunity for powerful ministry growth. We’ve created this free, comprehensive Easter Toolkit so that your church can make the most of the season, grabbing hold of all that God has in store for your community.

Use these
customizable
resources to:

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Get more people to come to your
Easter services than ever before

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Grow your church by turning first-
time guests into regular attendees

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Increase giving by mastering
donation requests

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Engage children and keep them
coming back for more

Fill out this form and get your free toolkit today!

Easter is one of the most anticipated and celebrated times of the year for your church. It is a wonderful opportunity to reach new people, grow your church giving, engage more families and kids, and expand the Kingdom of God.

We want to help you have a fruitful Easter season, so we’ve created customizable resources including announcement slides, invitation cards, social media graphics, and pew cards. Be sure to check out the templated giving messages to help remind people why supporting the life of your church is important. Plus, we have included some fun, easy activities to get the children involved and entertained.

Invitation Cards

The tried and true – and still most effective – way of growing your church is through personal invites. Customize and print these invitation cards so everyone in your church has one to give out in the weeks leading up to Easter.

Website Banners

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In the weeks leading up to Easter, you should have a big, bold banner or pop-up on your church website with Easter event details and an option to “Plan Your Visit.” This link/button could lead to a simple webpage with event details, what to expect, and a contact form. Help people plan their visit by making general information about parking, kids, attire, and service flow easily accessible. It’s a great way to help people through the awkwardness of a new church experience and capture their information for easier follow-up later.

Worship Slides

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Your worship announcement slideshow is a great place to remind your members of your Easter service and various giving options. Download and customize these slides to use for both your in-person and online worship slides.

Social Media Graphics

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Social media is a great way for you to connect with your members and those who are potentially planning to visit your church this Easter. Our social media graphics are sized for the major platforms, and can also be used as images in your newsletter, on your website, or wherever you see fit. Encourage your members to share your posts to reach even more people.

Bulletin Messages

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Your church bulletin keeps your members informed and is a ministry preview for the visitors you will have this Easter. What better way to tell them of your Easter service and all of your giving options than to include them in your bulletin? Customize these bulletin messages to make sure you grow attendance and generosity this Easter.

GIVING BULLETIN INSERTS

Your members and visitors this Easter may not be aware of the many ways they can conveniently donate to your church. Customize and print these bulletin inserts to show how easy it is to donate online or through text.

EMAIL TEMPLATE

Church Bulletin Inserts

While mentioning the importance of tithes and offerings from the pulpit is one of the strongest ways to encourage generosity, we have to think of those who aren’t able to worship with us in person. Use this email template to get you started as you send your Easter service details along with a reminder of the impact of giving this season.

DIRECT MAIL TEMPLATE

You would be setting a record if you had the email address of every single member in your church. Which is why we’ve created a template you can use to send a personalized letter through the mail requesting donations and communicating your Easter service details.

“I GIVE ONLINE” OFFERING CARDS

Even though online donations are common and popular these days, the action of dropping something into the offering plate is reverent and important for many. These offering cards can be placed in your church pews this Easter as an option for those who give online but still want to partake in offering time during your worship service.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES

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Typically, families with kids will likely be the largest portion of visitors you see but, many of these children may not have much practice sitting in church. so, it’s a great idea to anticipate their involvement and make arrangements. Even small gestures go a long way in helping your youngest guests (and their families!) feel right at home when they join you on Easter.

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Rejoice in the Lord and this blessed holiday.

In all your planning, don’t miss the power of the moment by being caught up in the preparation of it. Remember that what we’re celebrating is a miraculous spiritual event that has brought hope to billions of people throughout history. When people come to worship and celebrate the resurrection at your church, it’s a big deal! All of your plans are important, but not as important as letting God lead you to reach your community profoundly this Easter. And remember, we’re praying with you, trusting that God will lead your church to big things for his glory!

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'Tis the season for giving!

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We want to help you create the best year-end giving campaign for your ministry. Our Year-End Giving Toolkit is filled with resources to help you communicate to your congregation and grow giving this holiday season.

This toolkit includes:

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6-Week Email Campaign plan
to boost your year-end giving

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Giving appeal templates for letters or emails

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Announcement templates to include
in your bulletin or newsletter email

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Handouts showing ways to give and
best practices for contributors

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Social media graphics including
post images and cover photos

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Website graphics for pop-ups and headers

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Slides to display during in-person
or virtual services

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your FREE Year-End
Giving Toolkit:

The holidays are one of the most strategic times of the year in the life of the church. Statistics show that 1/3 of all annual giving occurs in December. For that reason, over 50% of nonprofits start planning a year-end appeal well before the end of the year. 

The question is, are you ready?

We want to help you create the best year-end giving campaign for your ministry. This toolkit is filled with resources to help you communicate to your congregation and grow giving this holiday season. Follow along as we guide you through using each resource to close out your year in ministry successfully.

Giving Appeals

Whether you’re mailing out letters or sending your giving appeals through email, a personal touch from the one your congregation recognizes most goes a long way. We encourage you to have your pastor sign giving appeals, so your contributors know the importance of their gifts to the ministry of your church. Insert statistics or personal stories of how your ministry has impacted the lives of others this year. These templates will get you started as you prepare your giving appeals.

Announcement Templates

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It’s always best to reach people where they are. For those already engaged with your ministry, that starts with your bulletin and newsletter. They are both likely two of the first things you push new visitors and members to read and subscribe to. It’s where you give all the details for upcoming events and important announcements your members and guests need to know. Use these announcement templates as a starting point to get the word out about your holiday giving needs.

Direct-Response Email Campaign

Email is the #1 channel for driving online donations. A direct-response email campaign offers a cost-effective way to promote a year-end holiday fundraiser. Create a donor-centric message that will connect you with people and convert fence-sitters into generous givers.

Make progress by going backward.

November and December are the most popular months for year-end requests. Start with the end date of your holiday fundraising campaign and work backward to nail down the content and frequency of your email solicitation efforts. Launch a 6-week campaign that starts mid-November and ends on December 31. Send out one email each week to keep the campaign top-of-mind and drive readers to the website or other mediums to take action.

Handouts

While spreading your campaign throughout the virtual world, don’t forget those sitting in your church each Sunday. Customize, print, and include these handouts with your bulletins each week during this holiday season. Of course, you can copy their content into an email newsletter or social post to share across all platforms.

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Social Media Graphics

Social media is the easiest and most cost-effective way to share your campaign. Here are some Christmas graphics you can use to share your message on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Include your online giving link in the post so contributors can donate right then and there. And don’t forget to update your cover photo.

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Website Graphics

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Include graphics on your website to let your members and visitors know about your campaign. You can add a pop-up, update your header for this season, and create a new landing page with information about your campaign with links to give. Don’t forget to customize your giving form(s) to match your holiday giving campaign.

Slides

Slides are an easy way to remind your congregation to give during the service. Here are a few options you can use. 

For those slides showing the 3 ways your members and guests can give, be sure to customize by adding text to show the date and time of your Christmas service, your text giving keyword and number, and your church website where contributors can give online.

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Matthew 25:23 puts it this way: “Well done, my good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little. I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your Master.” 

This Scripture rings true for every believer. Challenge and inspire your flock to be good stewards and generous givers so the church can be a relevant voice and redemptive influence in the community. Stay top-of-mind and instill a heart of generosity that’ll pay big dividends this holiday season. Make a profound impact in people’s lives and ring in the New Year on a high note.

sidestep the summer slump

The ultimate playbook to soar this summer!

This year the summer giving slump will be real. It will be linked to the dip in attendance from people who still haven’t returned to church and the reality of families across the country finally being able to safely skip town. Meanwhile, your church is quietly suffering the consequences. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Our How-To playbook contains:

  • Downloadable content
  • Site Resources
  • Free Images
  • Plus so much more!

 

Use this content RIGHT NOW to spur Stewardship all summer long!

The ultimate playbook to soar this summer!

This year the summer giving slump will be real. It will be linked to the dip in attendance from people who still haven’t returned to church and the reality of families across the country finally being able to safely skip town. Meanwhile, your church is quietly suffering the consequences. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Slides

Social Graphics

Documents

Adopt a Ministry

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Congregant Letter

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Financial Resources

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Impact Cards

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Free

Vacation Bible School

Resource Kit

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In-Person or Virtual: We Have You Covered

Make this year's Vacation Bible School fun and easy.

We’ve put together resources and videos that will help your teachers and kids through a simple, interactive summer kids program. Kids can participate in in-person classes or virtually from home.

It’s Fun!

Each day, your kids – ages three through ten – can watch videos based on the theme “Jesus Loves Me.” They will worship together, learn together, and do crafts together. The videos and activities can be interspersed with breaks and snacks, structured however you want. Your kids will learn the big themes of God’s love and how they can apply these principles to their lives.

It’s Easy!

Just play the videos, oversee the crafts, and add in some snacks and playtime for free and easy VBS fun! Just make sure to fill out the form above to gain access to all your free resources!

Fill out this form for your FREE VBS Resource Kit.

To make the most of the video curriculum, you’ll want to download the program outline, the craft materials list, and several PDFs that go along with the crafts. Feel free to follow our outline or mix and match this collection of resources however you see best. The goal is to give your teachers and kids the FREE interactive resources they need for fun VBS that’s sure to help kids grow in faith. Enjoy!

Day One

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Lesson One (9:08)

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Lesson Two (9:53)

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Craft #1 (1:53)

Make sure to get the supplies ahead of time. You can even deliver kits to kids who are participating online.

Day Two

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Lesson Three (7:11)

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Lesson Four (4:36)

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Craft #2 (2:46)

Make sure to get the supplies ahead of time. You can even deliver kits to kids who are participating online.

Day Three

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Lesson Five (2:31)

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Lesson Six (4:26)

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Craft #3 (1:22)

Make sure to get the supplies ahead of time. You can even deliver kits to kids who are participating online.

Day Four

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Lesson Seven (4:36)

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Lesson Eight (3:00)

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Craft #4 (3:25)

Make sure to get the supplies ahead of time. You can even deliver kits to kids who are participating online.

Day Five

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Lesson Nine (3:31)

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Craft #5 (2:07)

Make sure to get the supplies ahead of time. You can even deliver kits to kids who are participating online.