Three Ways Online Giving Helps Your Parishioners Grow in Stewardship
ONLINE GIVING BECOMES AN ACT OF FAITH
If we truly believe, as the New Testament states that “all good giving and every perfect gift” is given to us by our Creator (James 1:17), then everything we have in life—our job, our life, and our bank account is all from God. When we give to our church or to people in need, we are not giving “our money,” we are giving back to God what is his to begin with. Giving then becomes an act of faith because we believe that God will provide for all of our needs. Recurring giving becomes a continual act of faith and worship. All giving draws us closer to God and helps align our hearts to the idea that he is in control of all things and everything is in his hands.
ONLINE GIVING SUPPORTS THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH
As parishioners make the decision to give to the church, they begin to feel more invested in the direction and spiritual health of the parish. And as they give more frequently and consistently, the act of giving actually becomes an act of worship, putting God first in their lives as they fulfill his mission in their parish. The Book of Matthew tells us that “’where your treasure is, there also will your heart be,’ (Mat 6:21)” and there is no better place for parishioners’ hearts to be than focused on God and the mission of His church. An online giving program not only provides offertory and other giving opportunities, but it will also support event management, i.e, online registration for events/religious education as well as online ticket sales.
ONLINE GIVING IS EASY, FLEXIBLE, AND SECURE
Online giving also makes giving convenient and easy for parishioners. Parishioners won’t have to worry about looking for their envelope or checkbook before Mass.
- Easy as 1, 2, 3 account set-up
- Flexible giving and recurring donation options
- Receive convenient parish email communications