Running an online church costs the same as running an in-person church and our giving has declined a bit since the pandemic started. But because WE have a bunch of people who practice abundance and not scarcity, WE have been able to continue with the mission of The Water’s Edge. Also, because we have volunteer leaders on our generosity team and leadership team who have been wise with the money God has blessed us with.
If you aren’t doing so already, WE encourage you to begin recurring giving. This offers the opportunity for families and individuals to give to God first. It also blesses the church with a predictable income stream which is helpful because about 80% of our total expenses are fixed.
Here are three ways to practice generosity with recurring giving:
- Electronic Funds Transfer (this is the best option for the church)
- Recurring online giving
- Recurring giving in your bill pay options offered by your bank
WE recognize that some of you are being adversely impacted financially by the effects of COVID-19. Let us know if this is the case. WE would love to listen to you and pray with you.