As humans, we are designed to crave intimacy and feel connected with those around us. According to Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, surrounding ourselves with people who support, value, and love us creates stronger internal confidence in everything we do. As a church, we have a unique opportunity to create this confidence in our members. One way we do this is by establishing dynamic church small groups that pour into the lives of others.
We all understand that financial stability is crucial to the health of the church. That’s why, as technology evolves, it’s important that your church’s ability to offer convenient tithing options evolves, too. Enter, Text-to-Give.
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Does your church worry about seasonal fluctuations in contributions? Do you struggle to maintain a consistent stream of monthly revenue from tithes? If so, you’re not alone. Many churches are affected by lulls in giving and are constantly looking for ways to better forecast their budget. In fact, 86 percent of churches still don’t meet their annual budget goals. When you boil it down, that means 43 out of 50 churches aren’t raising enough funds during the year to support all the activities, missions, and events they need to propel their ministries forward. So, what could the other 14 percent be doing differently to reach their goals? It’s simple. They’re offering monthly recurring giving.
When it comes to writing content that appears online or social media, we’ve all made mistakes. From spelling errors to offending an entire group of people, it’s easy to see how it can happen. If you are a huge corporation or megachurch, these mistakes can be even more costly. Luckily, there’s something called humor to get us through these trying times.
When you hear the term tithing and donations at your church, what comes to mind? Are you automatically filled with anxiety just thinking about it? Do you start sweating thinking about all of the questions your congregation has about the subject? What is your understanding of tithing, offering, and donations?
If you would’ve looked online for a livestream of a church service even a few years ago, it probably wouldn’t have been super easy to find. But those days are long gone. Now, even if you aren’t looking for it, church live streaming seems to be everywhere. It’s on social media platforms, church websites, and TV (among other places).
Spring is officially here which means that Mother’s Day is just around the corner! For churches, it’s time for you to gear up and plan a church Mother’s Day service that will be so much more than a simple acknowledgment of mothers. Moms of all types work selflessly day in and day out to care for their families and those around them, and this is a chance as a church to give back just a little bit.
Easter morning nearly always means that you can expect a spike in church attendance. With the increase in church attendance, it is important to make sure people understand clearly why you do what you do as a church. You don’t want people to leave your church with an icky feeling because of a lack of communication. In order to communicate well, you need to plan well. One area of planning that many causes many churches stress is the plan centered on the Easter church offering. When money is involved, people get squirmy and feel uneasy.