In a time of closings and public fear, many industries will be impacted financially and the local church is no different. We can help shepherd our people through this moment by offering creative ways for them to be faithful to the Lord's call to be generous, even in troubled times.
Giving by Mail: If giving by check or cash is common in your congregation, consider mailing out 2-3 self-addressed, stamped envelopes to each household. It could be helpful to include a brief note explaining the need for sustaining the community and sharing plans for church life during the crisis.
Giving Online: Many churches have already begun shifting toward online giving via apps or donation pages on their websites. Here are four options for getting started with online giving, along with their related credit card transaction fees:
Generosity by Lifeway: Fees have been waived. Start your on-line giving now.
Square: 3.5% + $0.15 per donation fee
Givelify: 2.9% + $0.30 per donation fee
PayPal: 2.2% + $0.30 per donation fee