Make it Easy

Many ways to give…

Those who give regularly need a different way to give than occasional donors. Those entering the building need a different way to give than those giving on-line. ‘Lockdown’ has changed people’s habits and attitudes. Offer as many means of giving as you can. Every church should think about (click on each heading to expand):

Regular Givers

The best route for giving for regular givers is the Parish Giving Scheme. Every church should consider making this available. A video introduction to the scheme for donors can be found here.

Throughout the bible we are reminded that generosity is part of our discipleship, part of the way we worship God. Each member of our church should be encouraged to give prayerful consideration to their level of giving which should be significant to their domestic budget. No one should give more than they can sensibly afford and no one should give to God out of just the leftovers, the unnoticed surplus of their expenditure.

Regular givers should be encouraged to give directly through the bank as this ensures that it is part of their personal budget, helps the church to receive a regular income and avoids the unnecessary handling of cash and associated costs.

From March 2021, Parish Giving Scheme donors will be able to sign up and manage their donations online.  This long awaited improvement is an excellent addition to the Parish Giving Scheme portfolio of services.  All Parish Giving Scheme parishes will be receiving information about this soon and if you haven’t already signed up for the Parish Giving Scheme now would be a great time to do so and be able to offer donors in your parish this easy, convenient way to manage their giving.

Donations in Church

Those coming into the church building for whatever reason are often moved to want to give. This is important not only as a source of funds but because it is their response to the work of God in their life. There is a recognition of something important about the place whose purpose is worship. We need to make it meaningful and easy.

Even before Covid, the place of cash was diminishing. Now many people are no longer carrying cash. They look for contactless card machines or want to use their phone to make a donation. There are now lots of contactless card machine options available, details can be found on the Parish Buying Website. For mobile phone giving, your church can now have its own QR code which you can add to any printed material eg. posters and service sheets.

Donations on line

During 2020 we have seen the church changing almost beyond recognition. Much of what we do and how we do it has had to change. People now expect to see their local church on-line as well as physically and there is a new willingness to make on-line donations if the cause is right.

A video introduction to setting up on-line giving can be found here. Every church now has the facility to have an on-line ‘donate now’ button through the ‘A Church Near You’ page, you just need to activate it! Full details of how to add your donate button to your website or ‘A Church Near You’ page can be found here.

Video guides to setting up and promoting your on-line giving offer can be found here.


 


Parish Giving Scheme
The most effective approach to regular giving in the parish.
Open Parish Giving Scheme

Contactless Giving
It is now possible for every church to be able to consider the possibility of contactless giving.
Open Contactless Giving

Online Giving
Putting a ‘donate now’ button on your church website or ‘A Church Near You’ page, is now easy. Look here for lots of help.
Open Online Giving

QR Code Giving
A QR code is a unique code that can be read by a smartphone.
Open QR Code Giving

Text Giving
Text giving enables people to donate by sending a simple pre-defined text message stating how much they wish to donate.
Open Text Giving

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