The purpose of this book is to help churches raise more money for ministry and mission by better using electronic media.
Although philanthropy in the US is growing, churches continue to receive a declining portion of that philanthropy. Part of the challenge is that America is becoming significantly less dependent on paper currency (cash and checks) yet the church continues to count on paper currency as their primary media for donations. There have been warning signals for several years. Many churches face shrinking budgets and membership and are beginning to ask the right questions. The author's goal is to capture this teachable moment with a resource that will encourage pastors and church leaders to utilize tools already available to change the trajectory of their resourcing; because nothing is more important than what God has called them to do.
The banking and electronic giving industries have not made it easy for churches to understand their services or fees. This book will take the confusion and fear away and open churches to new possibilities.
“Richard Rogers recognizes the unique needs and opportunities of the digital age. With experience and wisdom, he equips churches and leaders with the technical tools they need in order to enjoy the blessings of healthy stewardship.”
—Jonathan Williams, Senior Pastor, Wilcrest Baptist Church, Houston, TX
“Richard Rogers issues a call to action, a call to wake up and catch up, and a call to bring churches into the technological age. We now have an incredibly clear resource to guide us.”
—David Moore, former president, Arkansas Baptist Foundation
“Your younger members are giving—just not to you! This book provides the tools you need to inspire all church members to contribute to your vital ministry. No matter what size or type of ministry you serve, you really can make e-giving a part of your robust generosity portfolio.”
—Kristine Miller, CFRE, Senior Vice President, Horizons Stewardship
“‘Passing the plate’ doesn’t work anymore. What does work is the subject of this guidebook. The E-Giving Guide for Every Church provides practical approaches that work in our culture today.”
—Michael Reeves, Director of Educational Services, Horizons Stewardship