WHY DONATE ?
Reason #1: Believe in the Vision
It’s important, it’s just not inspiring. But being a part of a church that’s making an eternal
difference is a mission that will inspire people to give. People love to give if they know the vision of your church and believe that it is being accomplish. People love to be a part of a progressive, growing church.
When you share stories of real life change and show people the kind of impact the church is making, it connects their financial contributions to dynamic ministry.
Reason #2: Relationship
Relationship is one of the most helpful things we can do to increase generosity levels in the church.
Also through getting to know people. People give because they have a relationship with someone. Whether it’s with God, the pastor, the staff member, or volunteer, relationships in the church are very powerful. Once people get connected in the church are with a small group or volunteer team, they “buy into the church” on a much deeper level.
Reason #3: They Are Taught
Many people don’t give because they don’t know how or have never been taught why to give. It’s second nature to some of us, because some of us are innately familiar with how the church works since we were raised from childhood the mechanics of giving. There are a lot of people, especially people who are new to the church, who don’t fully understand the process. You have to educate people! Tell them why we pass the buckets or provide envelopes. If you had never been to church, you have to admit that it’s odd when a stranger sitting to your left passes you a huge bucket with 11 dollars and 37 cents in it. You must explain why. We talk about the process of giving online also. We show them how to set up recurring contributions. We inform people that they’ll receive a giving statement for tax purposes.
Reason #4: They Want to Obey God’s Word
In addition to stats and stories, we must teach people what Scripture says about giving,
stewardship, and generosity. Show people what the Apostle Paul said about giving intentionally,
generously, and in response to God’s goodness. Help people to understand what the Bible says about money and giving. And in the process, you can connect the dots between generosity and ministry.