Online giving continues to grow in popularity. In many churches, the option has been normalized for some time now, and they are now testing the waters of text giving.
But online giving isn’t for everyone. I have had plenty of conversations with godly men and women who struggle with idea. And that is okay. In fact, let me suggest that some of you should not give online. In this post, I lay out three signs that online giving may not be right for you.
Of course, there are many good reasons why individuals choose to use the church’s websites to give. Online giving is safe, convenient, and consistent. Church members like knowing that they no longer have to worry about whether or not they remembered to bring their checkbook on Sunday. Their tithe was already taken out of their bank account.
Class of 2017,
Congratulations! You made it. You did the homework assignments. You completed the group projects. You wrote the papers. And you passed the exams. Now you are officially a college graduate.
For many college graduates, the next step is diving into a career. If this is you, here are a few tips to get you started:
As Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) continue to fill leadership roles in the workplace, they are faced with some common challenges.
What challenges are young leaders facing today? Here are five to consider:
God has designed us, not to be hoarders, but conduits through which His generosity flows.
And this generosity should be evident by the way we give to our local church. Unfortunately, churches often experience a reduction in giving. Their members and attendees withhold or reduce their giving.
Losing your job can be a painful experience.
I’ve met several people who have been through job loss.
Every person tends to react differently. Some find themselves in a haze, unable to get a grasp on reality. They are quiet and sad. Some feel as though they are in a whirlwind, chaos seems to be everywhere. They are verbose and frantic.
And they all find themselves asking, “What do I do next?”
Each of us has a person in our lives whose words carry greater weight than others. When they encourage, their words encourage us more than others who do and say the same thing. And when they criticize, their words cut more deeply than others who do and say the same thing.
Words really matter.