Electronic Giving: Will cell phones replace the offering plate?
Electronic giving is really taking off for churches all over the country. Many churches are using online giving to supplement the offering plate. Some churches are using giving kiosks in their lobbies. The truth is… many people just don’t use checks any more. And another truth: people (especially the next generation) are pretty much joined at the hip with their mobile cell phones. So… could cell phones eventually replace the offering plate? At some point in the future, rather than having the ushers coming forward to receive the offering, will you just tell people to pull out their cell phones to take the offering. Giving via cell phone has never been easier. But will it catch on? Matt Steen and I discuss in today’s Ministry Briefing: