Stewardship and faithfulness — these kinds of decidedly biblical motivations fuel E-giving in their quest to empower churches through online giving and electronic giving solutions. At eGiving.com, we realize that churches possess unique giving platforms, funding needs and philosophical considerations. Our fully Christian staff can work with your church to develop a strategies for helping your congregation become more faithful stewards. In doing so, we’ll be helping you to effectively shepherd your flock by guiding them in designating the financial resources God has entrusted to them.
Leading by Example
One aspect of how Egiving Systems can help you guide your congregation is through your church leadership’s example of stewardship. That concept embraces finances as well as manpower and personal time and energy. All of those resources are limited, on a human level, and wise stewardship means making the most of what you have, to bring God the greatest glory. As your paid and volunteer church staff can take less time to count and process donations, they will be free to focus on other areas of your ministry.
As support staff needs to use less creativity in attempts to operate on a shoestring budget and find alternative means of funding, those people can focus on reaching more people with the light of Christ. By leading your church to practice the biblical priorities and stewardship principles on an organizational level, you’ll be in a better position to encourage such applications in the individual lives of the people to whom you minister. It’s just one more way that you can truly “practice what you preach.”
There are many means through which your church can reap the benefits of long-term giving partners through electronic giving and the increased opportunities for funding through online giving solutions. However, as church leadership, you realize that the church is not a business whose goal is to make money. While we realize that money is simply a vehicle by which we can accomplish ministry, church leaders need to remember that the way we attain funding is important to the Lord, as well. The means should not be through deception or appealing to people’s sinful, selfish desires.
A worldly motivation might be to encourage congregants to sign up for recurring giving simply because it’s easier and they don’t have to think about it. By contrast, eGiving.com provides resources for presenting the recurring giving and online giving options through a biblical perspective: to plan for faithful giving even when schedules take church members out of town or health keeps them away from weekly worship. It can lessen the temptation to “rob God” of “tithes and offerings,” which help free them from the love of money, instead helping them to make the wisest investments they can make — investments in eternity.
The tag line “Building Effective Electronic Stewardship” encapsulates the primary goal and mission of eGiving.com, toward both churches and other Christian ministries. By allowing eGiving.com to partner with your ministry, its staff can work with you to increase a biblically focused mindset regarding the resources entrusted to your church.