4 Proven Strategies for Maximizing Planned Giving Impact

4 Proven Strategies For Maximizing Planned Giving Impact

Cultivating generosity within the heart of your church community isn’t going to happen with the flick of a switch. It’s a heart journey! 

Generosity is not just a financial act but a spiritual discipline. Just like prayer, fasting, and studying Scripture, it’s your responsibility to shepherd your people well in this important area. 

 1. Teach What The Bible Says About Money

Regularly deliver messages from the pulpit that unearth what the Bible says about money.  These sermons can not only provide valuable insights but also contribute to the spiritual growth of your community, guiding your congregation toward understanding the importance of financial stewardship.

 2. Communicate The Church’s Mission & Vision Clearly

People give generously to causes that they understand and value. When your congregation understands the impact of their contributions, they are more likely to give wholeheartedly.  Take the time to articulate what your church is doing and why it matters, fostering a sense of purpose that resonates with the hearts of your community.

 3.  Start A Personal Finance Ministry 

Financial teaching based on biblical principles provides resources, strategies, and guidance to help your people make well-informed financial decisions and set strong financial habits. Reports indicate that churches with personal finance ministries witness an average increase in giving ranging from 10% to 30%. It’s not just about financial literacy; it’s about encouraging your people to thrive financially.

 4.  Identify Times For A Special Offering

Generally speaking, a natural time to conduct one of these offerings is during the Christmas season as a year-end offering. But your church might identify another time that best suits your ministry needs. Creating a special offering at a strategically chosen time enhances its potential impact and ability to resonate within your congregation. Whether it’s during a significant church event or a specific season, selecting the right moment can amplify the generous spirit within your community 

Need help outlining a strategy for your next planned giving initiative? Connect with our team today! 

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