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The Top 5 Church Online Giving Platforms

Last year, nonprofits saw a staggering 23% increase in overall online giving revenue, with an incredible 40% increase in monthly recurring donations — and these numbers just the beginning of a promising future for digital giving. Of course, before any nonprofit can begin benefiting from the potential of digital giving, they have to have the right software in…

Donorwerx vs. PushPay: What’s the Difference?

Donorwerx vs. PushPay: What’s the Difference?

Donorwerx and PushPay are two similar software programs, each of which help increase donations. No matter what denomination it may be, every church needs funding to grow and thrive. Donations and contributions from members and supporters are necessary in order to maintain funding for your organization. This way, you can give back to your community…

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Church Software: The Ultimate Guide

It’s undeniable that technology has found its way into every type of organization out there, and for good reason. If you’re not already employing church management software, you’re missing out on a powerful and convenient system that can help you handle accounting, donations, membership, attendance, and so much more. Of course, there is no one-size-fits-all…

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5 Best Sermon Themes for Difficult Times

et’s face it: these times are trying for everyone. With such uncertainty going on in the world, how can you as a pastor continue to lead your church in faith and love? You may be wondering where or how to find inspiration for your sermons at this time. If that’s the case, take heart. Here…

Vanco Payment Solutions: Features, Pricing, Reviews, and Alternatives

Vanco Payment Solutions: Features, Pricing, Reviews, and Alternatives

Searching for a merchant services provider that can cater to your needs as a nonprofit? With online giving growing year after year, and a substantial 10% increase just last year, more organizations are finding ways to get connected and get online. And, if you’re trying to do the same, Vanco and DonorWerx are two options…


6 Virtual Best Youth Group Activities

During this time when communication is so essential to church growth, how can we be more in tune to the needs and spiritual health of our young people? What are some practical ways to engage and inspire them? Here are some ideas for planning faith-based group games and activities, guaranteed to both entertain and challenge them. 1.      Online…


Everything You Need to Know About Church Online Giving

Technology has found its way into nearly every corner of the ministry, and one of the most impacted areas involves church online giving. Many pastors view this as an unnecessary expense that will do little for their congregation. When you take a look at the cold hard facts, though, this belief is simply inaccurate.  Offering…

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CashApp for Churches? Pros and Cons

Many churches struggle to attract the donations they need to support their communities. The difficulty has become even more challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic when 65% of churches say that giving has declined. Some houses of worship have turned to CashApp so congregants can donate without coming to church in person. CashApp makes it possible for individuals to send…

Church Announcements: The Ultimate Guide

Church Announcements: The Ultimate Guide

Every church has announcements and they often come in many forms, whether they’d spoken during Sunday service or sent out on social media, via newsletter, or printed in the bulletin. Whatever the case may be, drawing attention to these announcements can prove to be a crucial issue.  To be effective, announcements need to be clear,…

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10 Reasons Why It’s Better to Give Than Receive

The idea that it’s better to give than receive gets plenty of traction in church, volunteerism, child-rearing, and the months leading up to the Christmas holidays. Unfortunately, this meaningful lesson has become more of a catchphrase over the years rather than a way of life. When we treat these simple yet powerful words as nothing…

Church Marketing Strategy

3 Best Church Marketing Examples (Plus 6 Best Strategies to Implement Today)

+++ Before you start planning your church marketing strategy, it helps to take a look at the earliest disciples of Christ: the first Apostles, who answered the Great Commission to teach and preach the message in all corners of the earth. They were promised, by Jesus, that the Holy Spirit would guide them in all…

How to Create a Church Budget

How to Create a Church Budget

Many people within the church may not want to feel like the church is a business. Yet, having a church budget is integral. It doesn’t matter if your church is big or small – the money aspect matters. Your ministry must rely on a proper budget so that life’s little emergencies do not deplete the…

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10 Church Announcements Dos and Don’ts

Making church announcements might seem like a small thing, but it comes with a huge responsibility. Only assign this responsibility to church marketing officers and leaders who have experience with the public, preferably in some form of media and PR management. Before digging deep on this topic, let’s look at a few Bible verses on leadership and…

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10 Steps to Better Church Marketing: An Ultimate Guide

+++ Acts 1:8 tells us, But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” In this Great Commission, The Lord was calling His disciples to “be witnesses”. To literally, tell…

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How to Nail Church Marketing | DonorWerx

There is a stigma associated with the word “marketing” when it comes to operating a church. The fact is, every church is involved in some form of marketing, whether they recognize it or not. Ultimately, in order to benefit their community to the fullest and make the biggest difference, churches have to build strategies to…

Spiritual Disciplines: What Are Spiritual Disciplines?

Spiritual Disciplines: What Are Spiritual Disciplines?

When you see the word discipline, you ultimately think of a means of conditioning to be better by means of sacrificing something that you do, that you love, or that you are used to. How discipline is described in the bible is described as the instruction of the way that one should go. We are known to discipline children and pets, but we too can expect ourselves to be disciplined as students, employees, friends, and even parents. But according to the book of Hebrews 12:5-11, we are all the Lord’s children, and thus, we warrant discipline.

When a Pastor is Overwhelmed: How to Recharge and Evolve

When a Pastor is Overwhelmed: How to Recharge and Evolve

As a pastor, you want to appear strong and capable no matter the situation you are in. As one of God’s representatives on earth, you feel under great pressure to perform your duties well no matter what trials you are personally facing.. Your strong front may be hiding a wild swirl of emotions, though. Ministering…

Thanksgiving Sermons: 10 Thanksgiving Sermons Pastors Will Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving Sermons: 10 Thanksgiving Sermons Pastors Will Be Thankful For

With Thanksgiving approaching, there is no better time to remind your community about the power of praise and thankfulness. If you need some prompts for your upcoming service, here are ten great ideas to get you started. Each one comes with scripture which you can then use as the foundation for the rest of your sermon.

Cynical in the Bible: How to Help Congregants who Are Doubting their Faith

Cynical in the Bible: How to Help Congregants who Are Doubting their Faith

When you run a church congregation, you will encounter a wide range of people who have a variety of feelings about church, the bible, and their religion. Some will be devoted congregants and firm believers whose faith never waivers. Others will be new to the religion and learning, but excited about developing their spirituality and…

Wise Leaders in The Church

Wise Leaders in The Church

Good leadership relies on the same personal qualities that are nurtured by a Christian life. If you’re working hard to follow the pathway of Christ, you have the foundational characteristics to be a wise leader. Here you might be saying, “Wait! I know I could do better in my spiritual discipline, and I definitely don’t always feel wise!” Your humbleness and striving to improve are actually key to being a good leader, so you’re already on your way. Here are some of those habits of leadership which characterize the deepest Christian values:

How to Inspire Your Congregation to Adopt a Spirit of Generosity

Generous in The Church: How to Inspire Your Congregation to Adopt a Spirit of Generosity

When you run a church, you provide both a physical place and a community for congregants that can help enrich their lives in many ways. Churches offer programming, religious services and guidance, social opportunities, education, and more. In order for a church to survive, thrive, and grow, it relies on the donations of its members…

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What To Say When Someone Dies

It’s hard to know what to say when someone dies. Let alone say the right thing. Sometimes it’s nothing. Sometimes it’s a lot. Sometimes it’s just to listen and to love. The important thing is never to rush through grief. Be patient. And see what Scripture has to say about mourning. But know this, there’s…


7 Essential Attributes Of Executive Pastors

What is an executive pastor position? An executive pastor carries a senior role in the church. They are responsible for setting long-term goals and guiding the church. They help navigate the members and offer spiritual counsel. But they also need to be attuned to physical and financial needs as well. Executive Pastor Job Description While…

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Christian Pick-Up Lines

“Christian pick-up lines” sound a bit like an oxymoron to some, but even Christians need a way to break the ice to connect with that special someone. If you’ve got a crush on someone, turn it into a real-life bond with the perfect line. Great Christian Pick-Up Lines for Dating “I love everything about the…

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Thanksgiving Verses to Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is the time to be thankful for everything you have in your life. It is a time to reflect on everything that the Lord has provided us and give back. It’s a time to spend with family and the people who mean the most to you. In the spirit of the season, here are some verses of the good book that reflect this time of year, and will help us appreciate the holiday even more.

Taking My Church Events to the Next Level

Taking My Church Events to the Next Level

Sponsoring community events takes a lot of work. There are so many moving pieces to coordinate and get right for the event to run smoothly. If you pull everything off, though, hosting events is a fantastic opportunity to engage with the members of your community and to attract new faces. So let’s talk about some things to keep in mind so that your next event will be the best it can be.

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The Widow’s Mite

A SPIRITUAL & FINANCIAL MODEL FOR CHURCH LEADERS Generosity is preached a lot in Christianity. We covet it and strive for it. We generally try our best to give as much as we can, but how much are we holding back? How much are we preserving for our security and safety? We talk about someone…

Best Ways to Engage Young Church Members in a Digital Era

Best Ways to Engage Young Church Members in a Digital Era

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that the digital world is where we need to be in order to reach our youth. With easy access to the internet, it’s estimated that half of our country’s teenagers are on Facebook every day. With most of them having a smartphone, it’s usually the adults who…

Bible-Based Films

9 Best Bible-Based & Inspirational Films For Church Youth

The next time you plan your youth events and activities, why not try some classic films from the list below? They will inspire people for all ages to continue serving the mission they were created for. Streaming movies on your online platforms, or organizing virtual film nights is also a wonderful way to engage your…

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5 Ways to Use Digital Platforms to Engage Children in Your Church Community

If you are leading your church’s outreach planning, don’t miss out on digital ways to engage the most important members: the children! Think about how the Lord always made time and space for the children in his teaching. He worked to give and show love to everyone and didn’t neglect the smallest souls of the…

Executive Pastor

What is an Executive Pastor and Does your Church Need One?

Although they may have been unheard of a few decades ago, executive pastors are becoming an increasingly integral part of successful churches. They don’t take on the same duties as a senior pastor, but that’s part of their overall appeal. If you can’t decide whether your ministry needs to create such a position, the following…

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Your Guide to Hiring an Executive Pastor

Hiring an executive pastor can exponentially increase the good a church does within its community. Unfortunately, this isn’t an easy role to fill. Pastors placed into executive positions must have very specific skill sets – because it’s about much more than simply acting as an aide to the head minister.  Making the choice on who…


Data-Driven Fundraising: 2020 Trends to Guide Your Strategy

It’s no secret 2020 has been a rollercoaster thus far. On top of this, the past few years have shown a major evolution in fundraising tools and a marked shift in the psychology of the average donor – things are changing. With so much unexpected upheaval, your church may be trying to find its bearings…

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Post-COVID Church: A Guide to Reopening

Many organizations are struggling to determine how they’ll return to normalcy in the wake of COVID-19. While some are impatiently awaiting the full reopening of the economy, others are harboring safety concerns and pushing for delays. In these uncertain times, it can be challenging for organizations to know how to prioritize themselves and their members…

Faith-Boosting Scriptures

Best Faith-Boosting Scriptures in Times of Crisis

Taking care of your donors means being there for them through thick and thin. The last few months have undoubtedly been hard for everyone. The donors who still continue their communication and donations to the church should be valued. You can always give them your moral support, constantly upholding them in prayer, and teaching them…


How Has Giving Changed in 3 Months? A COVID Assessment

In the past several months, Coronavirus has increasingly weighed on the financial security of communities, businesses, and organizations alike. As organizations that thrive on in-person gatherings, churches were especially rocked by sudden social distancing rules and mandatory shutdowns. And because of the unprecedented nature of this situation, churches had no data to look to –…

5 Best Online Donation Pages

5 Best Online Donation Pages

Evolving technology has a direct effect on the church, and the trend away from offering plates and towards online donation pages illustrates this fact perfectly. People are doing more in the digital world than ever before, and this turns out to be a blessing during a time of social distancing and lowered attendance.  For your…

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6 Ways to Transition your Church to the Now Way of Giving

As we transition into more effective ways of reaching our goals and missions, let’s take some time to examine practical solutions. If you have been researching digital giving platforms and would like to take your church to the next level, here are some helpful points to remember. 1.      Dedicate time and effort to your platform launch…

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11 Bible Verses About Tithing

Tithes and offerings are a big part of sustaining the church. As leaders, it is our responsibility to teach our flock to give from the heart, for “God loves a cheerful giver”. If the gift feels mandatory or forced, this is not what God intended. Here are a few good verses to remember on the…

The Complete Guide to Church Apps

The Complete Guide to Church Apps

Using church apps to manage your ministry will guarantee your success in the new era of Christianity. As people across the globe get more accustomed to doing things online, church apps are the new normal. Joining fellowships, studying the Bible and being guided spiritually can all be done from the comfort of one’s home. Church leaders…


10 Truths about Church Tithing

Maintaining a healthy ministry requires consistent church tithing from your parishioners. Ministry leaders who aren’t super involved in finances, however, might not realize just how vital this biblical duty is for the congregation. And among those who do recognize the importance, many haven’t noticed just how tight money might be in the coming months.  The…

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Guide To Creating Awesome Online Donation Pages

In addition to decreased attendance at church services, the amount that parishioners tithe has also been going down recently. This reality has created an environment where online donation pages are an essential aspect of giving to the ministry. If you don’t utilize proven strategies when creating these resources, though, it could be comparable to having…


10 Best Church Apps for Your Ministry

Best Church Apps for Your Ministry The ministry has had to evolve alongside technology, and nowhere is this more apparent than the multitude of church apps available for smart devices. Pastors and other leaders can use these apps to plan services, schedule events, collect tithes and much more. There are an overwhelming number of apps…


Church Tithing: Who, What, Where, When and Why

When it comes to keeping a house of worship running, few things are as important as church tithing. You could have some of the most devoted followers in the world, but if your congregation’s financial situation isn’t solid, you’ll find it difficult to continue doing God’s work.  Of course, many people have questions about tithing…

10 Great Christian Memes to Share

10 Great Christian Memes to Share

Part of being a pastor these days is taking advantage of new themes and trends – and there’s nothing trendier out there in the world than memes! You only have to take a quick glance at Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to see just how important memes are. These simple images and text distill complex messages…

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NonProfit Accounting Made Easy with These 7 Platforms

Matthew, one of Jesus first apostles, was a tax collector. Besides becoming one of the most influential disciples in the New Testament, he no doubt had lots of practical financial management advice for the church. Reading through the Book of Matthew, observe how he wrote a lot on giving, recording the Lord’s conversations, specific sermons covering…


7 Predictions for the Churches of the Future

Recent world events have shifted the way churches operate dramatically. From packed auditoriums and church services, to exclusive online streaming and digital meetings, Christians across the globe are having to adapt and transition in the midst of uncertainty. How can church leaders protect their church while growing and nurturing it? The key is in preparing for the…

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