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The New Affordable Mobile Church App You’ve Been Looking For

Special Offer: No setup fees and 6 months free.

Tithe.ly News

The New Affordable Mobile Church App You’ve Been Looking For

Special Offer: No setup fees and 6 months free.

For years, Tithe.ly has been known for bringing innovation into the church through our digital giving tools. It’s been amazing and we’ve enjoyed every minute of our work and the time we’ve spent serving churches and ministries. But we can’t stop there … great companies grow by looking for new ways to serve and bring value to their customers!

With that in mind, we’re proud to announce the launch of our next big thing: Custom Engagement Apps for churches and ministries!

The Tithe.ly Engagement App is a a mobile app that’s been packed with the engagement and communication features needed to reach people on the go. It provides churches and ministries with an easy, affordable, and flexible solution to your very own custom app on both the Google Play and Apple AppStore.

“In our fast-paced culture, a great mobile app can help your members stay connected and engaged even when they’re not in the building.” - Dean Sweetman, Founder / CEO.

Sign up today to qualify for our special offer

Churches can sign-up now to get a custom app built for them!

Through our relationship with VISA, the first 150 qualifying churches to sign up will get The Church App for $0 setup and pay no fees for 6 months. That’s over over $500 in savings.

Tithe.ly Church App Features

The Tithe.ly Church Appplatform was built to help churches engage with the community they’ve worked so hard to build and serve.

Churches can now allow members to listen to sermons on the go, access small group material, read the Bible and devotions, ask people to pray for them, give a donation, and much much more. All in an easy to setup app that any church can afford.

The app features everything a church needs to get their content online, including the below features and more:

  • iOS and Android native apps
  • Branded custom church app built for you
  • Embedded mobile and text giving
  • Staff, location, contact info
  • Sermons, podcasts, blog posts/articles, media, and more
  • Events calendar and digital bulletin
  • Prayer wall and built in bible
  • User and Sermon notes
  • Push notifications and geofencing

There it is! Our next big thing. We hope you’ll give the new custom church app a look when the time is right. And don’t forget … if you’re interested now, you can get started for $0 setup and $0 per month for 6 months. Sign up now.

Expert Tips on How to Effectively Launch a New Online Giving Tool

01
Make it accessible so people can give in the way that is most comfortable to them. Don't make it hard for people to give money.
Some people like to give online, some like mobile, some like text. Whatever they like, let them give in that way if you can.
02
Brady Shearer
www.storytape.com
Talk about it every single week. Consistently promote it on every platform. 
Be patient. We all resist change.
03
Michael Lukaszewski
www.churchfuel.com
Launch it to your staff, your leaders, and your volunteers (in that order) and help those groups use it before you launch it publicly.
04
Teach it in your new member class.
Allow for people to sign-up right on the spot via their mobile phone (or through a laptop or iPad for those that don't have a mobile device handy).
05
Justin Dean
www.thatcc.com
On launch weekend, have volunteers and staff accessible with iPads to walk people through how to set up an account and get recurring giving configured.
06
Daniel Irmler
www.churchhero.com
On a regular basis, tell stories from members who are using and loving it. 
You don't don’t need a big production value shoot. Keep it simple by using an iPhone (horizontal) and a decent mic.
07
Invite your congregation to take out their phones and download the mobile giving app right in the service.
08
Nik Goodner
www.crtvchurch.com
Explain the why behind the change and highlight the benefits of the new system. 
People like to be "on the team".
09
Kevin Ekmark
www.church.org
I always tell people, "you need to clean your house before you invite friends over". It's crucial that your giving platform is easily found, whether it's on the web or in the church. 
On the web, making sure that your website is mobile friendly (Google and Bing both recommend mobile responsive design) can be a huge help. You can also incorporate bots from Facebook or a service like Intercom to help walk people through online giving on your website. When necessary, a human can jump in and help too. This helps complete the process from being found online to completing the online giving.
10
Logan Fields
www.theappguys.org
Tell them the real reasons. Giving members are concerned with what's best for the church and not just what they individually prefer. Transparency.
"This platform will allow us to better manage finances and spend less staff time on the books and more on people." etc. The temptation is to treat members like consumers who we need to impress instead of team members. Treat them like equals who you assume are interested in what's best for the church/ mission and people will likely rise to it.
11
Kenny Jahng
www.kennyjahng.com
Launch a $3.16 campaign. Ask people to all give just $3.16 to a weekly or bi-weekly blessing fund. Then, pick one person or cause to bless IN TOWN and go give that person all the money collected.
  • It could be the all volunteer firefighter squad in town. "We'll take all the $3.16's collected and go buy a meal or treat and drop off for the firefighters who volunteer."
  • It could be a widow the church knows about - bless her with something new for her home or hobby or pets.
  • Single mothers - supply them with a night out. Or pay for a house cleaner or a handyman for a couple of hours.
  • Special needs families - pay for evening out for the parents and child care for the special needs kids so the parents get a break.
  • You can ask for "sponsors" in the future, getting people to nominate good causes (let the youth do this!) and let them deliver the blessing and report back each sunday.
  • You can ask for "sponsors" in the future, getting people to nominate good causes (let the youth do this!) and let them deliver the blessing and report back each sunday.
This works incredibly well because you are teaching generosity / outward posture to your people on a consistent basis and getting people to give on mobile- while making it about PARTICIPATION vs AMOUNT. You'll have people regularly trying out the mobile option as well as pre-register them in the system.

There you have it! Some amazing tips, right?

Which tip stood out the most to you … or looked to be the craziest?! Share with us in the comments below, we’d love to hear from you!

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The New Affordable Mobile Church App You’ve Been Looking For

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