GEARING UP FOR FALL: Giving
Stewardship is a touchy subject in churches today. It’s something pastors often don’t like to preach about. But it’s inevitable. We have to at some point.
It’s no secret that online giving is becoming more prominent in our churches today, especially because of the Covid-19 pandemic we faced in 2020 and are starting to see recycle itself again right now. If the pandemic did one thing for churches, it forced them to think about how to continue to receive tithes and offerings from its members while not physically meeting on campus each week. Do any churches actually pass an offering plate anymore?
“Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Cor. 9:7
AS A CHURCH LEADER, HOW ARE YOU COMMUNICATING WHY IT’S IMPORTANT FOR YOUR MEMBERS TO BE FAITHFUL IN THEIR STEWARDSHIP?
Most everyone in your church knows why he or she tithes. The Bible calls us to. Furthermore, most of your members know how to give. In times past, they would write a check or drop cash in the plate as it passed during an offertory hymn. Times have changed, and now we can add swiping a credit or debit card at a kiosk in the lobby, giving online, or texting a tithe as options. As mentioned earlier, summer has now come to a close. People are returning to your church from a hectic summer, seeking relief and a sense of normalcy. So how are you, as a church leader, communicating why it’s important for your members to be faithful in their stewardship along with the various ways for your members to give faithfully?
HOW CAN YOU ENGAGE AND EDUCATE YOUR MEMBERS ON WAYS TO TITHE AND THE WHY BEHIND IT?
Download our guide, “Gearing up for Fall: Giving”, to learn more.
- Why stewardship is Biblical
- Why giving is important
- How to introduce your church to online giving
- Various ways to leverage both traditional print and digital media as it relates to giving
WHAT ELSE WILL HELP THE FALL SEASON BE A SUCCESS IN MY CHURCH?
We cover other topics that are essential for a prosperous and successful fall, like:
- Volunteering – How to successfully recruit and maintain a steady volunteer base
- Events – What shapes and molds events at your church?
- Outreach – Learn how to communicate and nurture