Online Giving Options For Churches

With the current situation in our world. Many churches are asking about possible online giving options. The good news is, there are many ways to do this! The bad news is, there are many ways to do this. 

Just a couple of things to consider when looking at options. 

  • Make sure it is the most user friendly option for your congregation. 
  • Mobile options- many younger people like to give from their phones. 
  • Are there options for designating giving within the software? This is helpful for things like Youth trips, special funds, etc. 
  • Make sure that whoever is the financial person for your church has input into the software. They will be the one using it the most. 

It may be best to begin with your current church membership software. Many of those offer online giving modules that are already a part of what you’re currently using. That would be helpful for the person or persons who are already using the software. 

If you do not have a church membership software, then check with your bank. They may have an online giving option to recommend to you. It may be that you can encourage automatic drafts for members. Some banks and Credit Unions have free bill pay that individuals can set up. That may also be an option. 

A quick and easy option to at least get started is PayPal. You can create a PayPal account really easily at 

Here are some options.

Faithlife is a great resource for MANY things. They have an all comprehensive package that includes online giving as well presentation software and education material for churches. You can just use the online giving option. Click HERE for more on FaithLife.

Vanco is a company that works with churches to provide an online giving format. Check them out HERE.

LifeWay is a trusted resource for many churches. They have an online giving format. Find out more here.

ACS Technologies is a church software that several local churches use for their membership software. Check with them on what they have to offer. They are based out of Florence, SC. Customer Support is really good.

Here are a few good articles with some other options to explore. Churches in this area are using many different options. Just find the one that works best for you. The main thing is setting something up so that people can give remotely. 

Do some research. Right now, given the situation some companies are offering this a free service. There will still be a charge from the credit/debit company, but the service is free.