Three Ways to Increase Giving in Your Church

Tithing and giving are important to any ministry, and pastors are always looking for ways to encourage their members to show support through financial donations. Consistent giving is important for day to day church operations, building programs, missions and future plans. Here are a few ways that you can build awareness about the importance of giving and increase the number of members engaged in your ministry’s financial success.
1. Choose a memorable theme, slogan or campaign name: Branding works. Take a few seconds to think about just a few advertising slogans you have probably heard or read recently: Just do it, I’m loving it, The happiest place on earth. You probably recognize the companies without me listing them. By using a slogan or phrase repetitively throughout your communication, you help members recognize that this is something important to remember. Combine this with high quality, eye catching graphics and you have the beginnings of an effective tithing or giving campaign.
2. Have a campaign kickoff: To really highlight the importance of tithing and giving, set aside a specific service or event to launch the initiative. You may want to use this service to announce new goals, ministries and other specific items that your congregation can get excited about funding. During this gathering, utilize multiple media resources to highlight your goals and create excitement. Some resources to consider:
  • Video
  • Banner Stands/Signage
  • Handouts
  • Powerpoint Slides
  • Take home reminders (magnets, mugs, pens)
3. Communicate Regularly: Once you have kicked off your giving campaign, make sure you continually remind members of your goals and mission. Bulletin inserts, email blasts, web updates, social media posts are all ways to continue encouraging people to give. Having volunteers or staff members available in the church lobby to answer questions about giving or helping to set up online donation profiles is another great way to ensure that you are making it as easy as possible for your members to give.
Tithing and giving campaigns are powerful tools if used correctly. Your members are already looking for ways to help your church, by asking them to take specific actions and utilizing engaging media, you will begin to see an increase in your tithing members and on your way to funding important ministries.

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Posted on September 8, 2015 in IFR Project Review, Uncategorized

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