Dean Sweetman is the co-founder and CEO of Tithe.ly. Before launching Tithe.ly, Dean was involved in ministry for more than 30 years. During this time, he planted over 50 churches and raised millions of dollars to spread the gospel, equip leaders, and see lives transformed by Jesus. When Dean is not encouraging his team and helping churches grow, he enjoys spending time with his wife and family.
For churches, the leap from occasional donations to sustained giving is a milestone worth striving for. It's not just about the bottom line; it's about nurturing a sense of ongoing partnership with your congregation.
Transformations in communication culture, especially within a church, don't happen overnight, or spontaneously. To entirely embrace SMS or text communication, it helps to comprehend some essential principles first.
Instant messaging, social media platforms, and video calls have become the pillars of modern connectivity. Yet, amid this dizzying technological landscape, there's a resilient player that has surged back into prominence - the text message.
For small businesses and churches alike, SMS is proving to be a potent channel that facilitates prompt and personal communication with unparalleled reach.
In any church community, consistent and reliable financial support is crucial for sustaining ministries, outreach programs, and day-to-day operations. However, reliance on one-time gifts can lead to an unpredictable financial landscape.
SMS serves as a bridge, connecting the church with its members in a direct and personal way. In the realm of volunteer recruitment, this connection is invaluable.
As a church leader, you know that year-end giving is more than just a fundraising campaign; it's a unique opportunity to connect with your community and fulfill your church's mission. But what's the secret to unlocking the full potential of this critical period?
Creating a customized strategy for your year-end giving campaign enables you to address the unique needs and behaviors of your congregation. It also paves the way for a more interactive, engaging, and successful giving season.
Can texting provide spiritual nourishment? The short answer: yes. Here are 5 practical ways to use SMS to pastor your flock.
Stress is more common than ever–even among Christians. In fact, 75% of pastors report feeling extremely stressed. While stress is a part of life, it doesn’t have to be the norm.
While the Bible doesn't provide a specific outline on how not to be stressed, it does offer numerous verses and principles that can help you find peace and calm in difficult situations.
Digital payment technologies are here to stay—at least until they’re supplanted by something better—and they can be used to further the kingdom and fulfill the Great Commission. So, the only question that remains is this: What are you waiting for?