Several years ago a study was conducted of over 1,000 churches to discover how many were below, meeting, or exceeding budget. The results were startling!
- 80% were below budget. That’s right – 4 of every 5 churches could not even do the minimum of what God was asking them to do.
- 14% met budget. However, these churches still had no margin to do anything unexpected God might call them to do. In fact, they were broke!
- Only 6% exceeded budget. Less than 1 out of 10 churches
The study then dove into the 6% of churches to discover what common threads might exist. What they found was the #1 thing churched did to exceed budget was prioritize, promote, and have a documented system for digital giving. Churches automated the important.
Furthermore, digital giving was found to be the #1 item which prevents a summer giving slump. If a family’s giving is automated, then vacations, leisure, and travel sports will affect only attendance patterns, not giving patterns or the ability to deliver ministry.
In an effort to help you maximize the digital giving efforts of your church, we have an Online Giving Checklist that is a must-have for church leaders.
Just click HERE to receive your complimentary copy. You want to make sure you don’t miss anything which could help you fully-fund the mission and vision God has given you.