5 Tips And Tools Every Community Pastor Should Know

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In a 2015 blog report by Google it was reported that internet searches via mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) have now surpassed desktop access. This
may seem like a foregone conclusion in today’s culture, but this means everything to those of you attempting to reach your community.

As a community pastor, the majority of your focus lies outside the proverbial four walls and your method of connection means everything. Whether it’s equipping your home group leaders or encouraging your congregants to engage, having the right tools will either make or break your volunteer and constituent experience. Here are 5 ways that you can ensure you’re connected with your people:

1. Adoption is everything

You can have every powerful product in the market, but if user’s find the experience cumbersome, it should come as no surprise that they won’t use it.
The best experience is leaning on modern web-based portal solutions that recognize the user through authorized access, even linking to their social accounts. But if you consider the earlier stat on how people access, browser-based access isn’t enough and mobile responsive access will contribute to a much higher use (or adoption) rate when there’s no more pinch and swipe to get to where they need to go.

2. Give the power to the people

If the expectation of real time information of all your congregants is left to you or a select few staff or super volunteers, you run a significant risk of information
growing stale and an even lower likelihood of contribution by your congregants. Providing a portal that allows each individual to manage their own information,
including household, contribution statements, group involvement, and more, engages and empowers your congregants. And since it’s behind authorization
you can project confidence to your congregation. Win/Win.

3. Knowledge is power

It’s no secret. Events are challenging to pull off, but it’s almost impossible when you don’t know how many will be in attendance. A portal designed to deliver the
right event to the targeted individual ensures that you’ve got a true gauge of what events are connecting with your community. And when you’re equipped with an
intuitive platform, you eliminate the struggles of a cluttered calendar filled with past due events.

4. Foster generosity

Generosity comes in several forms. One definition could imply generosity of time. If that’s the case, providing your volunteer leaders (small group, home group,
etc.) with a platform to facilitate small group management eases the burden of management and instead, keeps the focus on ministry. If generosity is in the way of financial, provide a way for your congregants to give generously through online tools found in the very same portal. But donations aren’t enough, these same tools should provide a way for those congregants to see their contributions – including pledge status – without having to interrupt your front office folks.

5. Upload resources

Today’s technology can mean the sharing of information and files is very fragmented. With the ability to append notes and curriculum excerpts to a small group, you can ensure that your small group leaders are resourced with the necessary contents for their upcoming sessions in an easy to access location.

And speaking of resources, using small group finder included within your mobile responsive portal leaves no question of what small groups are still open to new attendees, who’s leading them, and where they are hosted in proximity to a community member’s location.

Community pastors struggle to find ways to form, communicate, and equip home groups. Find the platform, like the Elexio Deluxe Suite ChMS, to manage these critical points of engagement.

How does your church use mobile technology to reach your community?

How Guest Giving Tools Can Help Your Church

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Even if your church is utilizing technology to provide multiple options for people to give, you could still be missing out if you require everyone to create an account before making any contributions.

Guests and newcomers to your church

Most churches tell visitors not to feel obligated to give—that it’s the responsibility of the members to provide financially for the church. But what about those people that want to show their gratitude for the church’s hospitality or an influential Sunday morning? Maybe they’re simply passing through town or they’re not quite ready to commit to being a part of your church, but they’d like to keep up with their regular giving to a local church.

Don’t make people feel like they have to be insiders to contribute to your church. You shouldn’t alienate the people who feel led to support your ministry, but rather make that process quick and easy. They should be able to whip out their smartphones and make a donation without the hassle of creating an account with your church for a one-time transaction.

Church finance expert Rusty Lewis says that this could even apply to your church website. Online “guests” who are watching your sermons and connecting with your church online—even those who will never step foot inside your physical church location—might also want to quickly give to your ministry.

But it’s not just people who are new to your church that would appreciate the convenience of a simpler giving process.

Members of your church community

According to a 2013 survey by Barna, 79% of evangelicals made a charitable donation in the previous 12 months, and two-thirds of that group gave to their churches—meaning only about half of the evangelicals polled made even a single donation to a church that year.

Another study found that of current members, between 33-50 percent of them don’t make any contributions to the church they call home.

So if you already have a variety of giving options in place but members of your church community aren’t giving, simplifying that process could result in more active donors. Of course, not everyone will immediately start giving to your church, but convenience is a driving factor for many people.

How to make giving easy for first-time givers

Your church can allow people to make contributions through your giving platforms—like an online portal, mobile app, giving kiosk, or text to give—without creating an account through a guest giving option. They can still utilize these tools without limiting major functionality—like the ability to designate gifts to any of your funds.

If you’re not passing the plate, you’re not pressuring guests to give. But having simple options available allows them to quickly give if they truly want to.

According to a recent survey of churches implementing giving kiosks, 27 percent of the contributions they received came from first-time givers. Swiping a card is much faster and easier than setting up a login and entering personal information—meaning first-time givers will be more inclined to take advantage of this tool.

This doesn’t mean you can’t track that giving coming from your church community. With the minimal information you’ve collected, your database can do some of that matchup work behind the scenes if it’s integrated with your giving solutions.

After falling into the habit of giving, those new donors who are members of your church community will likely create an account and become regular donors.

So make it easy for those first-timers with a guest giving option. Don’t make people jump through hoops to contribute to your church.

8 Ways To Prepare For Easter With Mobile Technology

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In a 2012 poll by LifeWay Research, 93 percent of pastors reported that Easter topped the list of holidays with the highest church attendance.

Each spring churches see Chreasters pile into these services, but they still struggle to prepare and communicate effectively. Your church can gear up for the busiest Sunday of the year by making wise use of mobile technology in 8 ways:

  1. Don’t make people pinch or scroll.

Google searches for “church” peak each year around Easter, and 56 percent of millennials will scope out churches online before visiting. Most of them will do their research via smartphone. What are they going to find when they get to your website? If your church website isn’t responsive, mobile visitors won’t be able to easily find the information they need and probably won’t visit your church.

  1. Make your mobile app easy-to-find.

You need to keep your regular church community in the know this time of year, too. Customize your mobile app so people can readily find it in the App Store or Google Play and encourage everyone in your church community to install it if they haven’t already.

  1. Keep your mobile information current.

Because of the influx of guests, many churches need to add or adjust service times at Easter. Make sure all these details and any contact information is up-to-date within your mobile app so people don’t show up to an empty building.

  1. Secure volunteers in seconds.

Your church will probably need a few extra greeters and children’s ministry workers on Easter Sunday. Recruit help this week during the morning announcements and encourage people to sign up immediately via a link within your mobile app.

  1. Get your RSVPs.

If you’re hosting any special holiday events that require people to register ahead of time, allow them to sign up from your mobile app while it’s fresh in their minds.

  1. Expedite the check-in process.

Entire families of visitors will be packing into your church Easter weekend which means even more kid’s ministry check-ins. Encourage your church community to utilize mobile check-in to reduce congestion and shorten lines for your guests.

  1. Foster generosity.

Both your regular church community and guests might exhibit extra generosity at Easter, so provide convenient options for them to give. Giving from your mobile app is simple for regulars, and text to give allows first-time givers to make a contribution without setting up an account.

  1. Upload resources.

People might want to catch the service they missed, and guests might want to hear more after Easter, so stock your mobile media center with plenty of audio, video, and notes.

How does your church use mobile technology when preparing for holiday services?

 

Check out these other resources as you prepare for Easter:

7 Suggestions for Easter Preparation

How to Engage Church Attendees…Easter and Beyond

7 Church Tech Tips for Easter Sunday Services

 

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8 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Church Mobile App

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It shouldn’t just be a mobile version of your church website. While your website will primarily provide information to potential visitors, a mobile app should offer more engaging content and tools for your church community.

And mobile apps aren’t for every church. If you see more checkbooks than iPhones being used each Sunday, a mobile app probably won’t serve your church well. But if your church community is quick to adopt new technology, a mobile app could be the perfect tool. And here’s how to make sure you’re getting the most out of it:

1. Integrate with your church database

Make sure your mobile app is integrated with your church management software. It will save your staff time and increase the usability for your church community.

2. Provide another giving option

If most people in your church don’t carry cash and have never written a check, mobile giving could provide convenience for your church community and consistency to your giving. The ability to make contributions to different funds and view giving history right on their smartphones will encourage people to be generous and wise stewards.

3. Allow people to check in

If your check-in stations are congested each Sunday morning, including a check-in option on your mobile app could make the process faster, easier, and more organized.

4. Expedite event registration

People might not remember to register for the next conference or retreat once they get home. Encourage them to sign up from their pews and even pay while it’s still on their minds. Mobile registration could lead to a better turn out for your church events.

5. Make the latest sermon series available

A mobile media center will allow people to catch up on services they’ve missed or access relevant resources wherever they are.

6. Simplify connection

Include a church directory in your mobile app so members of your church community can easily connect with each other throughout the week. Look for options that allow staff to take notes and include follow-up tasks so they can stay organized on the go. And consider providing an option for people to get plugged into a small group at their fingertips.

7. Customize

Make your mobile app stand out in the App Store and Google Play with a custom name and unique icon that reflects your church’s branding strategy.  Include other customized content relevant to individual ministries or campaigns so your mobile app isn’t generic—it’s tailored to your church community’s needs.

8. Promote

All these tools will go to waste if your church community doesn’t know that they’re available, so actively promote your mobile app and all the convenience it offers. Demonstrate a feature from the pulpit. Include details in your church newsletter. Place an informational card in the bulletin. Mention it during announcements. Throw a slide up. Plug it on Facebook and your website. And don’t stop after one week. Continue to remind people about your mobile app and show them all it can do.

Check out these other resources to determine if a mobile app is right for your church:

Is Your Church Ready for a Mobile App?

Why and How to Use a Mobile App for Your Church

Does Your Church Need a Mobile App?

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Why Your Church Should Make The Switch To A Responsive Website

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Did you know that 25% of Americans will only access the internet from mobile devices? By the end of 2014, 79% of all online traffic is expected to go through mobile devices. And it’s not just teenagers—56% of American adults own a smartphone. Does your church have a responsive website to accommodate all that mobile traffic?

What is responsive design?

Responsive web design refers to a website that will automatically adjust to fit the device a viewer is using—“one site for every screen.” So whether you’re pulling up your church website on an iPhone or a desktop, you’ll largely see the same content, but in the ideal format for that particular screen size.

But we have a mobile app!

A mobile app typically provides tools like event registration, giving, and check-in for the church community. As Steve Fogg explains, church apps “are for insiders, mobile web is for outsiders. That means that if a church is on a mission it should also create an experience crafted for the great commission.”

So while a mobile app is a wise investment for your church, it’s your website that will make the first impression to potential visitors. If they’re just trying to learn more about you before they attend a service, why would they install your app—or even know you have one?

Why Responsive Design?

Some churches are sticking to their regular websites and are not adjusting to the shift toward mobile. Others are opting for mobile websites. But responsive design is still the best option for most churches.

  • FOR VISITORS

If a website is not responsive and requires a lot of pinching or scrolling, 99.5% of mobile userswill not proceed past the homepage.

A responsive design usually renders the best experience for mobile users. Mobile sites require a redirect which will slow down load speeds—and most people won’t wait. But they’ll probably stick around longer with the improved usability of a responsive website.

And with only one URL—rather than a separate URL for a mobile website—responsive websites offer simplicity to potential visitors.

A responsive site will also provide a more consistent and fluid user experience.

  • FOR YOUR CHURCH

Although a responsive website could mean some extra work or cost for your church in the beginning, it will be much easier to manage in the long run. You’ll only have to manage and maintain one website—rather than two separate sites—and duplicate content won’t be an issue.

It also means only one SEO campaign to monitor. If you’re sending people to both a desktop site and a mobile site, you’ll do twice the work to get people there. With a responsive website, all links will go to that single site rather than splitting traffic, and your organic search traffic won’t be negatively impacted.

Responsive design is also Google’s recommended configuration. Googlebots will only need to crawl your responsive website once (rather than multiple times with different agents for a mobile site). According to Google’s Webmasters, “this improvement in crawling efficiency can indirectly help Google index more of the site’s contents and keep it fresh.”

In fact, your website could be penalized if you don’t adjust. Google is currently testing a variety of methods to help mobile users identify mobile-friendly websites in search results. But these changes could also negatively impact websites that don’t respond well to mobile devices.

With 67.5% of search engine queries coming through Google, you’ll want to keep them happy.

With one URL, one set of content, one code, and one experience for all devices, responsive design is probably the best option for your church.

 

Check out these resources for more information on responsive websites:

Mobile Responsive Church Website Design 101

Responsive Mobile Design for Your Church 

Why The Moms In Your Church Need Mobile Check-In

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Your church has got a great check-in system: a couple kiosks, label printers, barcode scanners. But what about mobile check-in? For the sake of the moms in your church, you might want to take advantage of this convenient feature.

Just imagine a mom from your church hauling her six little ones to church Sunday morning—alone. It’s six on one. Even with well-behaved kids, those are terrible odds.

After a series of spills and tantrums, she packs the kids into her minivan and takes off for church.

Twelve are we there yets later, they pull into the parking lot. While the kids are still buckled in, mom whips out her iPhone, opens the church mobile app, and uses express check-in to get the entire crew checked in.

She unloads the van, scans the confirmation code on her phone at a kiosk inside, and grabs the printed name tags that display soy, dairy, and peanut allergies. Drop the kids off at their classrooms, and it’s on to sixty minutes of peaceful, uninterrupted worship for this exhausted mom.

But what if one of those kids dropped her brand new phone in the bathtub this morning? Rather than trying to harness six rowdy kids in the check-in kiosk line, she can walk over to a volunteer checking people in from a tablet. Tell him their names, and she’s done.

Now picture that scenario without mobile check-in. That’s when mom really feels outnumbered. Even though check-in kiosks are fast and efficient, it seems like everyone shows up to church five minutes before the service starts, resulting in a long line and congestion surrounding check-in stations. And mom is trying to keep six tired, fussy kids still and quiet until they make it to the front of the line. They sneak off, spill juice, have accidents—so mom gets the kids checked in with enough time to catch the last thirty seconds of the closing song.

Helping Your Church Community

 

Mobile check-in isn’t just another shiny new feature. It’s about making things practical, convenient, and easy for your church community—especially the mom who’s got her hands full on a Sunday morning. And that’s because mobile check-in:

  • Minimizes the number of check-in kiosks needed
  • Eliminates crowded check-in stations
  • Operates on iOS and Android mobile devices
  • Works even when check-in kiosks are running offline
  • Is included in the free mobile app with Elexio’s database and check-in

Of course the dads, grandparents, and basically everyone else in your church will be happy you made the switch, too. But it’s those moms running on two hours of sleep and a pot of French roast who will be extra-thankful for this lifesaver.

So consider adopting mobile check-in for your church, at least until moms grow three more arms or every kid in your church suddenly turns into an angel.

Now if only there were an app for that…

Want to learn more about mobile check-in? Check out the video and let us answer your questions!

8 Small Changes That Could Keep Millennials In Your Church

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The latest buzzword surrounding churches focused on growth is millennials—young adults primarily in their 20s right now.

While church attendance as a whole has seen a dip in recent years, Barna found that the number of unchurched millennials has grown from 44% to 52% in the last decade.

In an effort to appeal to the millennial population, many churches are switching up worship styles, changing service formats, and adding coffee shops. And then there are the pastors donning tattoos and a soul patch to appear relatable. Some go so far as softening their stance on hot button issues to seem more approachable and welcoming. But even that doesn’t seem to keep them around for the long haul.

Take it from a millennial—you don’t need to water down the gospel or change your identity to be accessible to that generation. But you can make a few small changes to your processes to make it easier for them to get plugged in and grow:

1. Website Presence

Whether they hear about your church from a friend or a flyer in Starbucks catches their eye, millennials will go online to learn more about your church before visiting. Once they get there, what will they find? Is your website responsive and user-friendly? Can they find the information they need like service times and what to expect? If millennials discover an outdated website, they may never give your church a chance.

2. Social Media

Is your church on social media? While not every platform is right for every church, these networks are where millennials spend a bulk of their time. Find the ones that work best for your unique situation and start engaging.

3. Connection

Millennials are relational. If they go to a church for six months but still slip out each Sunday unnoticed, there’s a good chance they won’t stick around much longer. Have you made it easy for them to find and sign up for a small group? Age-based groups are great for introducing millennials to others at the same stage of life, but don’t overlook the value of mentorship and intergenerational fellowship.

4. Service Opportunities

Most millennials have grandiose dreams of changing the world and leaving a lasting mark. While some of these goals seem lofty, unlikely even, churches should provide opportunities for them to get involved and serve. Is your church focused on missional ministry? Have you made it easy for millennials—and the rest of your church—to find service opportunities?

5. Media Center

According to Barna, 31% of all millennials watch videos online pertaining to their faith and 30% search for spiritual content online. Have you made content like sermon series and further study materials accessible from your website? You could even reach millennials across the country with video resources in your Media Center.

6. Giving Options

Along with the desire to make a difference through service, most millennials want to contribute financially to causes and organizations they care about. But a lot of them don’t carry cash and have never written a check. The option to donate online, through mobile, or at a giving kiosk—and to the fund of their choosing—will appeal to millennials who only carry plastic.

7. Communication

Do you consider who you’re trying to reach before determining which communication methodto use? Each situation will be different, but a quick text, Facebook update, or brief email is usually best for reaching millennials who are glued to their smartphones at all times.

8. Mobile

Millennials can do just about anything on their iPhones now—look up Scripture, pay bills, interact with friends and family. So they’ve come to expect this kind of flexibility in every area of life. Your church can adjust to this shift toward mobile through a church app that allows millennials to register and pay for events, access a church directory, or listen to the latest sermon audio.

When you’re trying to engage millennials, it’s important to stay current with technology trends in order to be relevant. It’s not about getting the pastor into a pair of skinny jeans or changing the message. Millennials want transparency and authenticity. Don’t change who you are as a church or a pastor—just find ways to incorporate their expectations into your processes.

Check out some other great resources on reaching millennials:

3 Big Ideas for Your Church to Connect with Millennials

How to Use Technology to Re-Engage Millennials

Where Do Millennials Attend Church?

3 Ways to Re-Engage the Lost Millennial Audience

 

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Should You Text Your Church Community?

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As of this January, 90% of American adults own a cell phone, and 81% use their phones to send or receive text messages.

Most people keep those phones within arm’s reach all day—and night. On average, they look at their phones 150 times each day—whether or not a call, message, or alert has come through. In fact, 75% of Americans won’t even make a trip to the restroom without that connection to the world.

While this reliance on technology can be a challenge to overcome when leading a worship service or teaching a room full of teens, churches can take advantage of the texting craze to communicate with their people.

Why texting?

Texting can be quick—for both the sender and the receiver. Traditionally limited to 160 characters, texts can communicate a brief message in a matter of seconds. And unlike emails that may go unnoticed for hours or days, they’re usually read within 5 seconds.

That’s why text messages are ideal for short, timely alerts like cancellations, reminders, and emergency notifications. If a service is cancelled due to icy roads or a small group has to switch its meeting location last minute, shoot a quick text to all participants. The timeliness of these mobile communications can prevent the frustration of people showing up to an empty building because they didn’t get the memo.

Texting doesn’t have to replace all other methods of reaching people—it can complement your existing communication process. For years Facebook stood as one of the greatest ways to notify people of urgent information. But with recent algorithm changes, your updates are getting through to fewer and fewer people. So adding a text to the mix will increase the number of people you can reach in just a short time.

While texts should be concise, sometimes you might want to expand upon the message. You can include links to more detailed information on your website—and now that 58% of cell phone owners have a smart phone, many people can easily access those links. They’re actually almost five times as likely to follow that link in a text message rather than an email.

Whether you’re contacting 7,000 church attendees or 15 small group members, mass texting can simplify the communication process. This tool is available as a free resource from Elexio for churches that use our ChMS. You can text everyone in the church who has a mobile phone number listed, or communicate with a smaller group or list of people based on certain criteria. It’s a fast and flexible way to stay connected with your community.

Before you get started…

  • Have people opt in to receive your texts or at least inform them that providing a mobile phone number will automatically sign them up for those alerts unless they opt out. Some people don’t have unlimited texting and could be faced with unexpected fees if you don’t give them proper notice.
  • Although you want to maintain this form of communication, make it easy for people to opt out of texts if they prefer other contact methods.
  • Properly manage the phone numbers in your database so you’re not trying to text a landline or a phone that can’t receive text messages.
  • Don’t spam people with repetitive, unimportant text messages. People will quickly opt out to avoid these annoying texts.
  • Avoid the junior high text talk—TTYL, LOL, JK—but do get to the point and keep messages as brief as possible. Always proofread before you hit send and look for any spelling errors.
  • Remember that texting is ideal for brief, time-sensitive alerts that don’t require a personal interaction. Don’t send long texts that might break into multiple messages or discuss serious issues that demand a face-to-face conversation.
  • Consider the demographics and technical ability of your individual church community before implementing this strategy. Texting is probably not the best solution if your congregation still prefers rotary phones. Do they own cell phones and know how to text? Is mobile the best way to reach them?

When you’re in a pinch and need to reach your church community fast, why not send the message directly to their fingertips?

Check out some more information on texting and mobile technology for the church:

5 Reasons Your Church Should Consider SMS Text Messaging for Outreach

How to Engage Your Church Community through Mobile

Mobile Technology and the Church 

 

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How Technology Can Increase Church Giving

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It used to be as simple as passing the offering plate down the pew, and the church would exceed its budget twofold. But many factors—an uncertain economy, fluctuating attendance, and growing obsoleteness of checkbooks—have made giving a challenge for both members and the church.

Although contributions may take a dip, people still expect premium coffee in the foyer, and staff still need to be paid. This can lead to a difficult balance of covering costs without being perceived as a financially-driven church.

While you can pick and choose what expenses are important to your church and where you can cut corners, why not give your church the best chance to thrive financially so you can focus on ministry?

Here are a few ways to make it easy for your church community to give and practice good stewardship:

1. Giving Kiosks

Giving kiosks are increasing in popularity as people continue to trade in their cash and paper checks for plastic.

Many solutions allow users to designate contributions to a specific fund and pay with either a credit or debit card. They can log into their account to give, and when integrated with the church database, their giving record will be updated. Or someone who is visiting from out-of-town or does not want to be identified can quickly give anonymously.

Touch-screen kiosks are easy for anyone to use and can make connecting with the younger generation much simpler.

2. Mobile Giving

Always on the go and looking for the easiest way to accomplish every task, people are now paying for even their morning Starbucks through a mobile app. If they want such convenience for the sake of a macchiato, certainly they’d like the option to tithe from their smartphones.

A mobile app can allow your church community to give to the fund of their choosing as well as pay for an event upon registration. They can give whenever they remember from wherever they are—even from their seats during the offertory.

3. Online Giving

Many people now pay their bills online and would prefer to take care of their tithing the same way. Online giving allows donors to save their payment information—whether it’s a debit card, credit card, or bank account—and even set up recurring giving. Allowing people to set up an online account can mean more consistent giving for your church.

Online giving can also save a significant amount of time for your staff. When integrated with the church database, your people can view their giving history online and even print their own statements.

4. Recurring Giving & Bank Account Withdrawal

It’s easy for your people to remember to drop their offering in the plate as it passes, but what about when they’re sick at home or on vacation?

When they set up recurring giving, contributions will be consistent even if summer attendance isn’t. And while many people prefer to give with a credit card, you may want to encourage them to sign up for auto withdrawal from a bank account instead—it will allow your church to retain a higher percentage of those financial gifts.

For the most part, your church community does want to give, but it has to be easy and they need to remember. Help them give generously by suggesting these changes.

5. Financial Processing Services (FPS)

Another way your church may be able to keep more of the contributions it receives is by making a change to your merchant account. Your members may be giving ten percent, but how much of that is actually coming back to your church?

If you’re an Elexio client, switching to our Financial Processing Services (FPS) could save your church a significant amount on monthly processing fees. Cutting out the third party, Elexio can offer churches great rates and make reporting much faster and easier. It’s simple to sign up and make the switch, and your information is secure.

 

As technology advances, churches are adapting to maximize giving opportunities for their communities.

How is your church getting creative to foster consistent giving?

 

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Mobile Technology And The Church

Americans are now using smartphones and tablets more than PCs to access the Internet. During January 2014, mobile devices accounted for 55% of Internet usage in the United States and 12% of America’s media consumption.  By the end of 2014 it is expected that more than 79% of Internet users worldwide will access the Web from a mobile device.

Apps comprised nearly half (47%) of all Internet traffic during January 2014 and mobile browsers accounted for 8% of traffic.  In contrast to mobile websites, which are accessed within a browser, mobile apps are downloaded and installed on smartphones and tablets.  They can access information from the Internet or they enable a user to download content so that it can be retrieved without an Internet connection.  Mobile apps are preferred over mobile websites by an overwhelming majority of users (85%) because they are perceived as:

  • Faster (48%)
  • Easier (40%)
  • More convenient (55%)

So what does faith in a mobile world look like?

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Need help identifying mobile solutions? Elexio has an integrated suite of solutions that will help your staff be more efficient, connect with your community, grow, and relate to a constantly changing demographic. Contact us!