Wouldn’t it be wonderful for your church to have a steady, growing income that you could depend on—even during the summer months? Can you imagine how things would change if even sporadic givers became steady contributors? Recurring giving can make that happen!
You can encourage recurring giving sign-ups in places like:
◦ Membership classes
◦ Sermon series on giving and generosity
◦ During offering times on Sunday morning
Management consultant Joseph M. Juran once suggested that in many situations, it’s common for 80% of the effect to come from 20% of the effort you put into it. This is called the Pareto principle (or the 80–20 rule).
You may feel like the same could be said of your church’s giving. In a recent study, Christianity Today found that only 10–25% of families in a church tithe, but they often provide 50–80% of a church’s funding.
The most important thing you can do to encourage recurring giving from your church is to have a single giving platform that’s your primary focus—and then work on an adoption strategy. You may still take offerings or have a giving form on your website, but the less focused you are on your preferred giving method, the more likely people are going to fall through the cracks.
Many churches already have digital giving solutions that facilitate recurring giving, but because of a lack of strategy and focus, they’re not having a lot of success. However, Shelby has a plan to help you get everyone in your church on board.
Shelby Systems is committed to helping churches large and small streamline their giving process. We provide the software and the plan that can help your church make the leap to digital giving. To find out how, contact one of our Ministry Consultants today. And don’t forget to ask about our special Digital Giving Package!