Journal

Thought Leadership on Church Giving and Financial Stewardship

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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Navigating the “High” Cost of Online Giving

Navigating the “High” Cost of Online Giving One of the top complaints we hear about online giving is the cost. And it perplexes us because we know it doesn’t have to be expensive. Let’s Start With Credit Card Fees Some folks believe the transactional fees charged for all online transactions are unacceptable, but there’s no getting around those. It’s the…
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The Power of Naming Your (Online Giving) Pains

The Power of Naming Your (Online Giving) Pains Did you know that in medicine and psychology, naming your pain can help with pain management and emotional healing? On her blog, Dr. YaLing J. Liou states that “People who make a habit of “toughing it out” in the face of pain actually lose their language for pain.” She goes on to…
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Why Churches Should Work With A Marketing Agency

Why Churches Should Work With A Marketing Agency Before a new person ever attends or becomes a regular member and gives consistently to your church, they must first know that it exists. The way people discover, engage, and interact with churches has changed over the years, which means churches can no longer rely on just word of mouth for growth.…
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We’re Better at Changing Than We Think

We’re Better at Changing Than We Think Which of these could you live without: Amazon, Google, Apple, or Microsoft? It’s hard to imagine your life without most of them, isn’t it? Each has brought so many exciting and generally positive changes to our lives. The way we can now shop, pay bills, communicate with our kids — and the world…
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Change Isn’t Risky … Being Stagnant Is

Change Isn’t Risky ... Being Stagnant Is Isn’t it strange that the only thing we hate more than change is for things to stay the way they are? But is it really true that we hate change? Even though the realization of our biggest dreams involves massive change, like marrying our soulmate, having children, getting a pet, or building a…
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5 hidden secrets to using your giving history to grow your giving future

5 hidden secrets to using your giving history to grow your giving future As you know, understanding history helps us apply past learnings to decision-making. That’s a key part of biblical wisdom. This truth isn’t always easily applied to growing generosity, but it’s doable if you know these 5 hidden secrets about giving data. 1) Giving data requires context No…
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5 proven tips for good online giving hygiene during the pandemic

5 proven tips for good online giving hygiene during the pandemic We’ve all been inundated this year with information on safe distancing and good social and physical hygiene in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. But has your giving platform similarly adapted to provide a safe and “clean” giving experience? During this pandemic, most organizations and churches have learned…
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