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Electronic Giving - Allowing Interested Church Members to Give Their Offerings Through Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT), Online Giving, and Cell Phones

Emerging Technology Impacting People and Churches

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Brian Kluth
5201 Pinon Valley
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Cell: 719-930-4000   Email: bk@kluth.org               Web: www.kluth.org

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I once heard that 75 years ago, 95% of church offerings were received in cash and only 5% of the offerings were received by check.  Today, we are going through another financial transition as more and more people handle their finances electronically.  Some estimates indicate the 60% of people on the U.S. (and the percentage has been growing every year) handle at least part of their financial lives through electronic transactions (i.e. paychecks deposited electronically into their bank account or paying utility, mortgage, car, insurance or monthly bills on-line through electronic fund transfer (EFT) or through website on-line payments. 

Churches that have begun to offer these services have often found about 5-15% of people ready to make this shift in "how" they give to their church.  In the years to come, this number will continue to grow.  While some church leaders complain that the offering should be made "every week", the reality is that most people in their church give once or twice a month, usually based off of when they get paid.  More important than the frequency of a person's giving is the faithfulness of their giving.  The example I like to give is that of a cattle rancher or a farmer who only gives once a year after he sells his cattle or harvests his fields.  Since he only received his income once a year, he gave once a year.  If more and more people handle their finances electronically, churches should be looking for ways to help people be faithful in their giving (through whatever methods possible).  The reality is that a person that signs up for an EFT transfer of funds once a month will be 100% faithful in their giving while the person that only puts an offering in the plate when they attend will frequently not be 100% faithful.  Some churches are even allow people to do their giving on-line through the church's website.  This is especially helpful to people that do a lot of traveling, have vacation homes, etc.

Here are some helpful articles, companies and other churches that can assist you in deciding to help people in your congregation to be more "faithful" in their giving to the Lord's work.

ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER COMPANIES SERVING CHURCHES...

GIVING KIOSKS...

A NATIONAL SERVICE FOR ANYONE TO GIVE ELECTRONICALLY TO THEIR FAVORITE CHARITIES, MINISTRIES, AND CHURCH,,,

SAMPLE OF SOME CHURCHES USING EFT AND ON-LINE GIVING...

    

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brian Kluth is a national and international speaker and writer on Biblical generosity and financial matters.  He is also a church pastor and the founder of MAXIMUM Generosity, a public ministry dedicated to advancing Biblical generosity through inspirational preaching, leadership training seminars, writing, resources and the media.  Brianís written materials have been distributed to more than 350,000 Christian leaders in more than 100 countries .For additional materials or to contact Brian, email: bk@kluth.org or visit: www.kluth.org

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