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A Smart Giver shares her experience tithing by text!

Making Generosity Personal

Logos Community Church recently rolled out Smart Giving and one giver shared their experience in the newsletter below.

They did a great job articulating one often overlooked benefit of a platform built around giving rather than transacting. Read it below and see what you think.

I have always been a check giver. I like writing that check, signing my name and placing it in the offering plate during the service. I feel connected to my giving when I give this way. It’s personal. It’s a physical act of worship.

I have always avoided giving online. I tell myself that it’s because of the fee that the church is charged for this giving method. Why set up a giving account when the church won’t get all of my offering? What I’ve realized, though, it that giving online for me is too much like paying a bill. I put in my information, I set my amount to be paid each month and then walk away. It’s forgotten. Sure, the church gets my offering, but I no longer have a connection to it. For me, it becomes an obligation rather than an act of worship.
This past Sunday, I tried out text giving just for fun. But something unexpected happened. As I was putting in the phone number, creating a new contact, and adding my debit card info, I experienced a sense of joy and satisfaction. Was the church still getting charged a fee for this? Yes. So, why was this different? It’s because texting is personal. I text all the time with the people that God has brought into my life. We share joy, sorrow, and need with the click of a keyboard. As I sent off my giving text into digital space, I was thanking the Lord for the finances He had given me. I was worshipping Him for His continued love and provision for me. It was personal.

As always, if you have questions about Smart Giving, email [email protected] or learn more on our website.

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