The church seems to be the last hold-out in a world that has largely done away with cash due to the popularity of digital banking. It is likely that the newest generation of the workforce has never received a physical pay-cheque. Most don’t even carry cash.
These changes mean that churches which continue to receive gifts only through envelopes and cash may miss out on what might otherwise have been cheerfully given. Digital giving solutions not only make giving easier, they can also make accounting easier. For parishioners who are wary of the new technology, you may need to assure them that the methods you’ve chosen are secure and that digital giving is equally as spiritual.
Digital givers don’t have to say “no thanks” when the offering plate comes by; they simply place a card in the plate that indicates they gave electronically.
Tools and Partners for Digital Giving
The Stewardship & Planned Giving department provides resources to help you and your congregation assess and adopt useful giving methods and tools. The resources below can help your congregation make informed decisions when implementing digital giving.
Digital offering cards are placed in the offering plate instead of an envelope or cash. They are provided by the church and are used to represent the donation of a church-goer who has given through PAR or digital giving. Download, print and cut.
Seven attractively crafted slides in PDF format to project during the oﬀering. Icons symbolize a selection of giving methods you will need to have setup beforehand, including church oﬀering, mobile app, church kiosk and website.