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Thought Leadership on Church Giving and Financial Stewardship

Set Up Online Giving for Your Church in 4 Easy Steps

How to set up online giving for your church So you’re thinking about taking the leap to online giving, but you have a lot of questions. To set up online giving for your church, there are a few considerations you should plan on beforehand. 1. Clarify Needs and Goals for Online Giving The primary reasons for setting up online giving…
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Should You Use PayPal for Your Church’s Online Gifts?

PayPal for Churches: Why It’s a Bad Idea PayPal is a well-known platform trusted by many for managing online financial transactions. With its low barrier to entry, choosing PayPal for your church’s online giving can seem like the best option if you’re not ready to take the leap into a dedicated platform for church online giving. But is it? It’s…
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5 Benefits of Online Giving for Churches

5 Benefits of Online Giving for Churches Baffled by all the options for online giving solutions or even whether the benefits of online giving for churches are worth it? With so many options and perhaps even personal experience with online giving that didn’t work out, it pays to revisit the foundations of our decisions. 1. Providing convenience and options for…
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Just Say No to Artificial Giving Limits in 2021

Just Say No to Artificial Giving Limits in 2021 2020 had more than its share of limitations, didn’t it? We’re all hoping 2021 is different! While we pray for a return to normal, the pandemic has shown each of us the simple freedoms we took for granted. Like shaking hands. Attending a football game. Even using cash. At times, these…
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9 Bible Verses about Giving During Challenging Times

9 Bible Verses about Giving During Challenging Times Tithing and giving offerings during hard times can seem difficult and even impossible. While there may be times when there’s no way to give at all, these scriptures call us to reframe our view of generosity when it seems like that is true. Beloved ones, we must tell you about the grace…
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The #1 Online Giving Question Google Can’t Answer

The #1 Online Giving Question Google Can’t Answer Google processes more than 40,000 queries per second, or 3.5 billion searches per day. Each search returns millions of answers, some not even remotely close to what you’re looking for. (And before you know it … there goes an hour of your time.) On Google and in life, asking the right questions…
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8 Compelling Bible Verses about Giving From the Heart

8 Compelling Bible Verses about Giving From the Heart Generosity is the spontaneous act of giving from a joyful, grateful, and loving heart that experiences life through the lens of God’s abundant gifts. While there’s a type of generosity that can exist through self-centered motives, those gifts are often panic-inducing and joyless for the giver. If you want your charitable…
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The Laborious Pain Your Church’s Financial Staff Endures

The Laborious Pain Your Church's Financial Staff Endures When you first considered online giving for your church, were you mostly motivated by stagnant giving? Nothing to be ashamed of; everybody was. It might have seemed like it was going to make all things related to giving easier, but it probably didn’t turn out that way for you. The Dark Side…
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21 Bible Verses about Tithes and Offerings

21 Bible Verses about Tithes and Offerings GIVING FROM THE HEART How do you define generosity matters because the Bible has a lot to say about money and how we should think about it and use it. Freely you have received, freely give. - Matthew 10:8 (NLV) Each man should give as he has decided in his heart. He should…
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How Saddleback Church Manages Megachurch Giving

How Saddleback Church Manages Megachurch Giving Wondering how Saddleback Church manages online giving across 11 campuses and more than 35,0000 members in attendance each week? When it comes to online giving, it’s never a bad idea to ask what’s working for other churches. But you’ll never learn about the Saddleback Church giving through their giving page because they have chosen…
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