by Jac La Tour
If you attended the recent ECCU webinar Proven Ways to Increase Giving to Your Ministry, you heard about a group of ministry leaders who gathered at a church in the San Diego area for a simulcast of the event. They spent some time networking before the webinar started, then enjoyed lunch together afterward and talked about what they had learned.
One who joined that group was Aaron Jayne, senior pastor at Coastline Church in Carlsbad, California. Coming out of the simulcast experience, Aaron immediately applied some of the concepts and ideas in an article for their church’s online newsletter. Under a simple headline—Online Giving—he concisely (just 250 words!) communicated:
- A reminder that financial gifts fuel pursuit of the church’s mission
- An expression of gratitude for people’s gifts
- Teaching…the distinction between tithes and offerings
- A summary of the benefits of online giving
- Answers to three frequently asked questions
Not only did the webinar turn out to be a learning opportunity for this pastor, he also turned it into a learning opportunity for the church.
If you weren’t able to attend the giving webinar, the good news is that it was recorded and is available online at no cost. Check out Proven Ways to Increase Giving to Your Ministry at a time that’s convenient for you.
Or…host your own simulcast and invite a group of your ministry peers to watch it with you.