A few weeks ago, an Elder from Stevens Creek shared with me an interesting statistic about the giving patterns at The Creek. He analyzed each individual month over the previous eight years and determined the average flow of money. What we discovered is that The Creek is very similar in cash flow as a retail establishment. We run a deficit (or from our cash reserves) through October and turn the corner with a profit in November and December. When you look at the year a little closer, you will see some upward trends during the Easter and tax return seasons.Why is this important? The book of Proverbs teaches us to: Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds. We need to know the condition of our church or our organization’s flow of finances. When you do this, you will be able to plan better. Better plans will help you maximize the money that has been donated to your ministry. Better plans will also help you manage your cash flow. As you know, ministry cash flow is very important.
In these economically challenging times, we need to make sure that our stewardship ministries stay up-to-date. One way to stay current is to install a SecureGive donation kiosk in your facility. A SecureGive kiosk will help remove some cultural barriers that hinder people from giving. Mainly, people don’t carry cash and they want to give. Add a SecureGive kiosk and you will enable them to do what they want to do … give to your ministry.