Ok, so your Christian Science church’s website is up and running. You have included the pictures, the times, contact information, etc. Looking good, but you have left out the one item that will benefit the church and your members. Hint: “For God so loved the world He gave…”. Online giving. You need to include a method for members to give. Many a time I’ve left the house and forgot to bring my checkbook because who carries cash anymore? If you want to increase your weekly contributions, include a mechanism for online giving.
Christian Science Church Online Giving
You need to not only provide but promote online giving and you don’t have to be technical or overly creative to increase what members give online. It’s safe and convenient and many people don’t want to be bothered during a service. In today’s world, people are used to paying online or in a store or restaurant using their handheld devices. Have your First Reader include in their announcements that online giving is available on the website and you will attract the people in your church who prefer to donate online or with their mobile device.
Most giving actually takes place Monday through Saturday—not on Sundays.
Be consistent. Announcing your website address from the desk is generally not a regular occurrence, but it needs to be. Letting congregants know about electronic giving is non-existent too. That too needs to change. Church members are interested in supporting their church. Most giving actually takes place Monday through Saturday—not on Sundays.
So make it easy for people. The new sound is “Click” not “Clink”.