Why Digital Giving Options Are Vital for the Financial Health of Your Church

August 10, 2018
Rainer on Leadership Podcast Logo

Podcast Episode #457

If churches want the next generation of members to give to their full potential, digital giving options are a must. Today, we explain why.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Regardless of the size of your church, you should have digital giving options available to members.
  • Online givers are more consistent with their giving because it is almost always automated.
  • I don’t know of a single church who has made digital giving available and has seen a drop in giving as a result.
  • We are living in a digital world. Churches need to recognize and capitalize on the opportunities the digital age provides.

The six reasons we discuss are:

  1. A review of the most common digital options: online giving; text giving, etc., and their affordability
  2. Digital giving provides a discipline of giving
  3. Digital giving takes place even when the member does not attend.
  4. Millennials and Gen Z don’t have checks or cash.
  5. Digital giving as a means of giving is growing rapidly.
  6. Many members and guests feel like churches are not relevant without digital giving options.

Episode Sponsors

The ministry landscape is changing, and the need for biblical training is more necessary than ever. It’s time to get your Master of Divinity degree. The M.Div —Midwestern Seminary’s flagship degree program — is the primary track for ministry preparation. At just 81 hours, the Midwestern M.Div offers a complete foundation for full-time ministry leaders, offering everything you need, and nothing you don’t. Join other students in vibrant Kansas City as you train in a unique collaborative environment focused on the local church or study online in your current ministry context. Midwestern Seminary is developing a discipleship culture devoted to the local church and committed to God’s unchanging Word. Why not start your training today?

Find out more at mbts.edu/mdiv.


Applications are now open for Vanderbloemen’s fall pastor coaching network at their Houston headquarters in September and November. There are two networks – one for Lead Pastors and one for Executive Pastors. Each group is limited to 16 people. It’s a roundtable, close-knit network where you will grow as a leader so that you can grow your team and ultimately grow your church.

If you’re interested in joining, visit vanderbloemen.com/coaching for more information.


Feedback

If you have a question you would like answered on the show, fill out the form on the podcast page here on Church Answers.


Resources Mentioned in Today’s Podcast