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Church Giving: Are We There Yet?

Church giving shouldn’t feel like an extended road trip. Your members will become restless if the process of making an offering takes too much time and effort. Instead, give them a shortcut to their destination with a fast, simple giving option.

Getting Stuck in Traffic

One of the worst things that can happen while you’re traveling down the road is to run into traffic. Depending on the severity of the backup, it could have a drastic impact on your plans. If the delay wasn’t bad enough, the kids will start to get restless, and an irritating chorus of “Are we there yet?” could ring out from the back seat at any given moment.

Are your members getting stuck in a traffic jam when they try to give to your church? Depending on the methods you use to accept offerings, you may be putting unnecessary roadblocks in their path. With church giving kiosks or card swipers, they have to wait in line, and they’re required to be present during service. If you offer text-to-give, they have a bit more flexibility, but they are forced to remember a text code and number before they can complete their donation. With online giving, they have to wait until they get to a computer or suffer through a slow-loading mobile website.

Thankfully, there is one more option that lets them bypass the traffic: mobile giving apps. With an app like Givelify, they can simply pull out their smartphone and give. No waiting in line. No need to be in the church building. No slow loading web pages. No memorization skills required.

Taking the Scenic Route

On a road trip, you might select a route with a longer travel time on purpose, whether to see the sights or to visit family and friends in specific locations along the way. But when it comes to church giving, your members want to get from point A to point B as quickly as possible.

Even with some of your more advanced church giving methods, too much scenery exists between their decision to give and the act of actually making a donation. They often are required to fill out long forms with personal information before the offering can be processed.

Your members do not want to fill out forms every time they give to your church. They want the giving process to be quick and easy, requiring them to provide as little information as possible. That is another reason why mobile giving apps are a great choice for your church. With just a few taps on their phone, they can complete their offering and get back on the road.

Faster Church Giving

Using a church giving app, your members can give quickly and effortlessly. The ability to give is in the palm of their hand, so there is no need to wait in line. Plus, thanks to the simplicity of giving apps, they can avoid filling out long web forms, too.

Without all of those extra pit stops and road blocks, your members can sit back and enjoy a beautiful giving experience as they arrive at their destination in no time at all.

About the Author

Allison has a passion for charitable giving and believes that small acts of kindness can make the world a better place. She uses her web content and social media expertise to guide churches and nonprofits through the mobile fundraising process.

Allison Weaver