Do you want your church to experience its highest giving growth in 2022?
Of course you do. Christmas offerings helped your church end the year on a high note. But like many, you want to carry that momentum over into the new year to reach record high giving throughout the upcoming year.
Growing your giving this year means that you’re that much closer to reaching a fully-funded ministry.
God has given you big dreams and visions for your ministry. So, what would your ministry do if it were fully-funded? Perhaps you’d pay off church debt first or launch a new campus, open a Dream Center, or sponsor more missionaries overseas.
The proven way to grow your church giving consists of easy-to-use software, the right strategy for your church to grow giving, and resources that will help you build lasting generosity. You can have the best giving software out there but, without the right strategy and teachings, that software can only do so much for your church. To truly see sustainable giving growth you have to use software, strategy, and stewardship effectively and collectively. It’s okay. You can take our word for it. SecureGive has seen this solution work for thousands of churches over the past 17 years.
Here’s how to use them together to reach a fully-funded ministry:
First, you need the right software.
Why is software important to your church?
It adds convenience. Needing digital giving is pretty much given in churches today. Almost nobody carries cash or checks anymore. But, when we’re talking about making giving convenient for your congregation, there’s a little more to it than just slapping a “give now” button on your website.
Everyone has a different preference for the type of technology they use. We got a good glimpse of this during the pandemic when everything shifted to digital use. Zoom became the “next big thing” for staff meetings and conference calls. Something I noticed with my colleagues is that we all joined the same Zoom meeting, but from a different device. Haley joined using her laptop. While Greg hopped on the call on his phone. And Nicole joined through her iPad.
The same goes for digital giving. You’ll have some who prefer to give online, others who want to use their phone for text-to-give, a handful will want to give using a mobile app, and a certain group will feel most comfortable swiping their card at the kiosk in your lobby. They all accomplish the same thing – giving to your church – but they do it in a way that they personally feel most comfortable.
When you have a comprehensive system, giving becomes convenient for everyone.
And because of this, comprehensive giving (giving people multiple options for how to give digitally) is an integral part of increasing your church’s giving. When you have a comprehensive system, giving becomes convenient for everyone. This includes both your donors and church staff. With analytics at a glance and robust reporting, churches can easily see deep insights into their giving. Our feature-rich and innovative software will save you hours of management time as well.
Second, you need a sound strategy.
Growing your giving doesn’t happen overnight. It takes planning and consistent work.
How do you talk about giving in your church? How do you get buy-in from your church when you implement a new giving platform? How do you prepare for the summer giving slump and the influx of year-end giving?
These are situations that you can be prepared for with a well thought out giving strategy. It takes strategic planning with everything from donor engagement to communication to capital campaigns to completing yearly rate reviews for card processing fees.
As a church leader, you’ve got a lot on your plate as it is and figuring out all of these things can feel like you’re taking a shot in the dark. That’s why SecureGive walks alongside churches to build the custom strategy that will work for them.
The right strategy will look different for every church. But having one in place is crucial to strong giving adoption and increasing your overall giving. Creating this strategy doesn’t have to be complicated or overwhelming. SecureGive wants to partner with you to build the right strategy for your church.
Third, you need to boldly teach stewardship.
Generosity begins in hearts, not wallets.
Generosity begins in hearts, not wallets.
Sustainable, growing generosity requires more than tactics to get people to give in the moment. Making it easy to give in the moment is important, but your congregation needs to understand what it means to honor God with their finances.
This is where real generosity will explode.
It’s not a quick weekend fix to a drop in giving. It’s the long game. But it will unlock generosity like you’ve never imagined.
Where do you start with this? It starts with clearly teaching the “why” behind giving. And this starts with Scripture. God, through His Word, calls us all to faithfully steward (manage) all that He has given us. This means we give generously. The Word of God has power. Share it with your congregation, help them understand it, and watch it work.
But, that’s just the starting point. Incorporating a strong stewardship focus in your church can also mean preaching sermons and series around the topic, creating opportunities to help your congregation get out of debt, implementing a strategy for communicating with your givers, and much more.
We know biblical stewardship is crucial to the long-term growth in giving that every church needs. But it’s also important to the spiritual development of your congregation. To not teach and emphasize biblical stewardship is doing a disservice to the people in your church. Any giving plan without it is just putting bandaids on the bigger issues. This is why SecureGive makes it a priority to help churches create true stewardship that leads to lasting generosity.
SecureGive has used this proven software, strategy, and stewardship system for over 17 years now. Church after church have experienced radical and sustainable giving growth with it. And, we want your church to experience it too.
So, if you have questions or would like to find out more about SecureGive, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 855-895-8951. Let us equip you with the tools and resources you need to build a more generous church.