There is an ever increasing trend to on-line and mobile giving in local churches. Many growing churches, especially those reaching young families are seeing 40-70 percent of their giving on-line or from a mobile device. Pastor’s love this idea because it doesn’t devastate the budget during inclement weather or vacation season. There are many apps and companies that can accommodate your church. One of the most common and user friendly services is called Easy Tithe. www.easytithe.com They even have a demo you can use to see how easy it works.
Using a Digital Envelope. What I like about easy tithe is that you can have as many funds/campaigns as you need. It is literally a digital tithing envelope. You can set up for tithe, general fund, students, children, women, men, missions and other ministries within our church just a like you would see on a tithe envelope. You can edit those funds at any time in a matter of seconds so if the Pastor feels the need to receive a special offering one morning you can easily add that specific fund to the list in a matter of seconds and people can give specifically to that need.
Text the word “GIVE” feature. They have a mobile application for iOS and one is in development for android. You can use the text to give function at special events like concerts or big events with a ton of guests that really don’t care where the funds go specifically such as tithe or missions. You cannot choose a specific fund or campaign to give to when you text. It just goes straight into your bank account and the donor cannot request where those funds are intended to go.
Getting reports are simple from the website. You can log in at any time and see the deposits made into your church’s account. This is a growing trend for the church and I would encourage every church to seek out some kind of mobile giving option. You will see the 20-35 demographic givings increase significantly when implementing it.