Though often overlooked, recurring giving is an important part of a church’s overall giving strategy.
If your church is not using recurring giving, here are 7 reasons why you may want to start now.
1. Recurring giving is free on Anedot
With Anedot, there are no platform fees or monthly platform costs.
2. Recurring giving is easy
Truly a “one-and-done” solution for givers, recurring giving allows your church family to easily set their giving amount, frequency, and payment source from anywhere, at any time, on any device. That is easy!
3. Recurring giving is convenient
No more fumbling for a credit/debit card on Sunday morning or accidentally forgetting on Sunday night. With the convenience of automatic recurring giving, your church family will thank you.
4. Recurring giving is familiar
Making purchases online has changed a lot over the past 10 years. One change that is now familiar to many is recurring charges. Whether groceries, entertainment, or your favorite Amazon product, your church family is familiar with automatic payments.
5. Recurring giving increases total giving
With over 1,000 churches participating, 2017 survey data shows the #1 common denominator of churches who meet or exceed their annual budget is recurring giving.
Additionally, online giving statistics show that those who set up recurring gifts give 42% more annually, compared to one-time donations. Recurring giving can make a significant impact on your church’s giving and budget.
6. Recurring giving helps forecast giving
Recurring giving helps church leaders to better forecast and understand giving dynamics within their church.
Because recurring gifts are more predictable than non-recurring gifts, forecasting and budgeting ministry will be more accurate.
7. Recurring giving helps in shepherding your church family
Recurring giving can help church leaders better care for their church family by showing a change in giving patterns.
A change in giving patterns will often indicate a serious life event or need (job loss, marital issues, financial strain, etc.). This is a great way to know when to follow up and care for your church family in times of crisis.
Get started with recurring giving
Recurring giving is here to stay.
Churches who use online giving and recurring giving will not only increase giving but will care for their church family and steward their ministries in a deeper and more impactful way.