Don't surrender your summer to a slump. Make it a time of growth and revival with the Tithe.ly all-in-one church software.
May 23, 2019
It’s easy to think of spring as the time to wind down.
Spring is the pastor’s version of senioritis.
Energy is low.
People are planning their vacations.
As a church leader, you can find many reasons to phone in the late spring season and walk your last lap before the summer lull.
But this should be your last instinct.
What church leaders do in April and May could constitute the very habits that are keeping them stuck and stagnated in cycles of a plateau, decreased giving, and stunted growth.
Worse than this, most pastors would never want to start thinking about getting a new church software, app, or giving platform during this time.
But here, I’m going to give you five reasons why ramping up and making a significant shift to a giving platform like Tithe.ly could be the very catalyst for church growth that you’ve always wished you had.
Let’s get this show on the road and dig into the five reasons that you should get set up with Tithe.ly before the summer stall kneecaps the growth you’ve worked all year to build.
But first—the software that will change everything for your church:
Tithe.ly is an all-in-one suite of church giving and management tools.
A digital giving platform that enables your members to “set it and forget it” by automating recurring giving for your church with any credit card, debit card, or bank account.
An event management software that enables your church to register for in-house events—everything from a picnic to a potluck (and what they’re bringing) to worship practice.
A custom church app that enables the digital giving and event platforms to sync with a single iPhone or Android phone for your users that receive push notifications, sermon notes, and updates about events they’re interested in.
A full church management software that enables pastors to see all the data of their members’ giving, events, and attendance on the backend so that church leadership can visually see their church’s growth in real time.
When your church uses Tithe.ly’s recurring giving feature, then people will still tithe, because they are able to “set it and forget it” while on vacation.
That way, your church doesn’t have to take a financial hit just because 25% of your church vacates the area in the summer months.
Don’t lose a cent to vacation.
When people vacation, they don’t forget to pay their gas and electric bills.
They shouldn't forget to tithe either.
One of the easiest ways to ensure this is to give them a giving platform that makes automated recurring giving as easy as possible.
3. VBS is coming...
How are you managing the 100+ kids attending your VBS this summer?
Are you relying on google sheets and Gmail threads?
If so, you’re making things 10x harder than they need to be.
Tithe.ly Events is an enormous help here in administrating attendees, volunteers, snacks, pickups, dropoffs, content, practice, rehearsal, and training.
You can use this one-stop-shop to manage everything that happens at your church for this busy event.
More importantly, with Tithe.ly ChMS, you can use kiosks that check-in children to capture the contact data of parents who like to benefit from the free daycare of VBS.
When you’re able to collect all your VBS visitor contact information, summer can be just as big a season of growth as Easter if you have a good enough follow-up plan specifically for getting VBS parents to come to church on Sunday.
4. Stay in touch with a vacationing church
Just because your church members are in Vancouver visiting Grandma Darlene, that doesn’t mean you’re not their pastor for the summer.
You need a technology that allows you to keep a summer-vacationing church from splintering and losing touch.
A lot can happen in three months—and as a pastor or church leader, it’s your responsibility to shepherd Christians who are members of your church even while they are temporarily away.
The Tithe.ly Church App, which is a custom app made specifically for your church, is a great way to do this.
If vacationing church members are away, they can use the church app to: