Many times I’ve argued in staff meetings that we need to make a big deal out of online giving. As much as churches struggle with raising enough money to cover expenses and the vision of the church, you would think this would be a no brainer. I never write checks. I never go to the bank.
I think I’m not the only one. As Apple Pay, PayPal, credit cards, debit cards, etc continue to be the normal way of paying for things, the church is going to need to respond.
As part of my interview with Jeff Henderson, he mentioned that his friend at Giving Rocket told him online giving should be the default giving. Meaning that way we give should normally be through websites, apps, and texting. This idea really affirmed the way that I’ve been feeling for awhile.
But isn’t giving part of my worship? Yes, but it doesn’t have to be part of your worship service. I worship when I love my enemies. I worship when I spend focused time in prayer on Monday. I worship when I give to my local church through PayPal.
Online giving helps me to be faithful in financially supporting the local church. I am thankful for that and I know others are too.