Churches rely on the generosity of those using such a place to get by, and with attendance dropping in certain areas as the digital age distracts more and more people and lives become more and more hectic, many churches are finding that they are having to look for more unique ways of generating income.
However, there are plenty of ways to maximise the offerings that are being given week in and week out as well as ensuring that those who do come each week are more likely to give generously, and when looking to raise extra money such an approach may well be the best place to start.
Using gift aid software to maximise any financial gift offered by your congregation is likely to be the most effective way of driving up the amount you receive by any significant amount, and many churches could find that the money they make each year rises by well over 20% just by making such a change. However, whilst such church software will make a big difference, it is not the only way to increase offerings.
You may also be surprised just how willing your congregation are to pay to come to certain events in your church and since you already quite literally have an audience ready and waiting, by starting to organise events, you could suddenly make a great deal of extra money that can be put back into making the church everything it should be.
Should you still need further finance, you might also be surprised just how willing your congregation are to get involved. Asking people to organise fundraising events with prizes for those who make the most money could be a great way to not only generate extra funds, but also to get people talking about your church as well as bringing together your congregation even more in the process.