DOES ANYBODY HAVE TIME LEFT TO THINK ABOUT FUNDING?
But we also know (because we’ve been full-time church staff members) that funding is a big deal. Just like personal finances, it can create a lot of freedom or a lot of pressure and stress. It’s not easy to talk to church attendees about funding. There’s a stigma with “preachers asking for money.” Plus, most members of your congregation are dealing with their own financial pressures.
Offering Time System: A Huge Increase In Giving
52 times a year, you have the opportunity to link your congregation to God’s heart for generosity and your church’s mission in the community. But effectively connecting the dots requires planning. YOU MUST THINK ABOUT THE OFFERING TIME IN ADVANCE. Someone needs to prep for the offering. A giving talk is a short explanation of how the offering works plus a call to action. It’s a one to two-minute talk from a pastor, staff member, or volunteer. It’s an intentional, planned moment in your church service. It connects the dots for your congregation and gets them ready to give. What you’ll discover is the huge difference it makes when you’re intentional with this crucial piece of your service. We created the Offering Time System to help you with this.
- The importance of having a giving service
- Ways to encourage giving in your congregation
- How to communicate to your congregation about giving
- How to create and deliver a message on giving
- 5 editable emails to send your congregation to encourage giving
- 11 giving talks to use in an offering service