At the end of the year, there’s a giving BOOM.
An incredible one-third of the year’s giving comes during December. Perhaps even more incredibly, 12% of giving for the entire year comes in the last three days of December! (more…)
Hint: The answer is yes. And a more predictable budget means less stress and more room for ministry.
Creating a healthy church budget lets you plan wisely for the future. It lets you know what you can say yes to, what to say no to, and how well your budget supports your vision. [Read more…]
Giving statements matter for two reasons: you provide givers with a record of their contributions, and you get an opportunity to thank them. This simple step in year-end giving is critical for strengthening the sense of partnership between you and your church members. [Read more…]
Today is Giving Tuesday! If you panicked because you forgot to prep your church for it, then this post is for you.
Giving Tuesday began in 2012 with a simple purpose: to connect people around the world through the act of generosity. It’s also a day that churches can use to celebrate all that God has done and offer ways for people to give back. [Read more…]
Generosity is part of who God is—there are thousands of Bible verses that teach us about his generous character. We can also learn about biblical generosity from one another. Because we’re created to live in community, we are designed to care for and meet each other’s needs. [Read more…]
Faithlife Giving has been serving churches throughout the United States for just over a year and, already, the giving stats we’re seeing are staggering. The biggest lesson coming out of all of it is this: If you’re only collecting gifts on Sunday morning, you’re missing out on a lot of giving for your church.
But that’s not all. Wait until you see the impact recurring giving has on above-and-beyond giving (gifts given outside of a recurring schedule that’s already been set up). [Read more…]