As technology continues to dominate the way people think and function, making your organization accessible by offering mobile church giving options is more important than ever. Not only will doing so benefit your members, but your church will enjoy some perks, too. Here’s how.
1. Added Convenience for Your Members
The first people to benefit from adding mobile to your church giving methods will be your members. Gone are the days of missed giving opportunities. The most common excuses for missing an offering, like a lack of cash, will be lost to the past.
Thanks to mobile giving, your members will be able to quickly and cheerfully make an offering as soon as they feel moved to give — with all potential roadblocks out of their way. They also will be able to conveniently track all of their giving on their phone, too. Keeping records of their offerings for tax season will become a breeze.
2. Anytime, Anywhere Giving
Because life can be unpredictable, many of your churchgoers will miss services from time to time. They may fall ill, have a family emergency arise, or be separated from church due to inclement weather. In the past, your church would have missed out on their offerings.
With mobile technology on your side, church giving doesn’t have to be interrupted by unforeseen circumstances. From regular church services to special programs and activities, your church members will be able to keep their commitment to your church — at any time, from anywhere.
3. Less Work for Your Finance Team
Now that we’ve covered how your members will benefit from mobile church giving, let’s discuss the perks for your church itself. With a mobile giving app, all offerings and donations made through the platform are automatically tracked in a convenient dashboard. The effort your financial stewards have to put into reconciling accounts will decrease dramatically, and they will thank you for making their jobs easier.
Additionally, all funds that come through the church giving app are automatically deposited into the church bank account. This removes another heavy burden from the shoulders of your staff. Rather than carrying large amounts of cash to the bank for deposit, they can simply watch the accounts online and see the funds appear.
4. Church Giving Will Increase
When church members discover how easy it is to give using their smartphones, you will begin to see offerings come in throughout the week — not just during service. Some people will give as soon as they receive their weekly paycheck, while others will remember to give just before bed on a random weeknight.
Because giving becomes so effortless and convenient for your members, they will be more excited than ever to contribute, and you will see your church giving increase over time.