Good news: Summer’s fast approaching!
Bad news: Church giving tends to drop as much as 13% as we welcome the warmer weather.
Better news? That’s not the whole story.
Churches who equip their congregations to continue giving during the hectic summer months tend to see much more consistent giving levels.
That's exactly why we created Smart Giving: we help people give in a way that's convenient and meaningful for them, anywhere, any time. Smart Giving eliminates some of the stress churchgoers feel about how and where to give during the summer.
Givers can use the "scheduled giving" feature to set up recurring gifts on a weekly, twice monthly, or monthly basis. This can be an awesome way for your givers to stay connected during the summer months.
Ready to make summer your most generous months ever?
- Start early. Introducing your church to Smart Giving during early spring gives people time to grow accustomed to this new form of giving.
- Explain scheduled gifts personally. If someone your church knows and trusts (like your pastor!) explains scheduled giving, givers will be much more likely to set up a scheduled gift. During weekend services, budget time to introduce Smart Giving and the heart behind it. Then, challenge givers to make this the most generous summer your church's ever seen and set up a scheduled gift. Walk them through step-by-step instructions here.
- Send updates regularly. Inspire your congregation to continue funding the work God’s doing through your church with regular email updates. Ask your congregation to sign up for your summer newsletter and share stories of impact even when people are far away on Sunday morning.
Though their physical absence will be felt throughout the summer, your church can stay more connected to their spiritual community through regular giving. Sign up today to get started!
Looking for a free resource to encourage your church to set up scheduled gifts this summer? Download this slide!