Church eGiving: Top 7 Reasons Your Church Must Offer (More) Electronic Giving Options
For many years, churches pondered (and even debated) the question should they collect offerings by having a box in the back or by passing the plate? Today there is a much more important issue that is transforming how people give and how churches collect offerings - - various forms of electronic giving (online, EFT, PDA/SmartPhone/Cell/iPhone applications, and more).
To dramatically illustrate my point, if you went up to the average 28 year old and asked them to write you a check for something, what would happen? Well, in most cases, they would look at your strangely and say something like, “Checks? Ahhh, I don’t use checks.” But the truth is - - whether someone is 28, 38, 58, or 78 – fewer and fewer people are using checks and instead are using various forms of electronic options for all of their financial and giving transactions.
So, let’s take a look at the top 7 reasons your church must offer (more) electronic giving options.