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    Do Those Giving Kiosks Really Work?

    Do Those Giving Kiosks Really Work?

    You may have seen them advertised, or thought they were only for larger churches.  But do those automated, ATM-like giving kiosks really work?  Tim Stevens reports that giving is up around 3% at Granger Community Church since they've added the kiosks...

    Here's some other things that Tim shares that Granger has learned in their first months of utilizing the kiosks:

    Is YOUR church using kiosks?  What have your results been?

    Have you been thinking about utilizing giving kiosks?  If you've been thinking about it... what's held you back?

    I'd love to hear your input...



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    1. Richard H on Tue, March 23, 2010

      I’m curious to hear what people say. We’re at the stage of considering using EFT (Electronic Fund Transfers) as a means of giving. We haven’t gotten to the level of contemplating a kiosk yet (and being a small traditional church in a small town) probably won’t in the near future.

    2. Marty Baker on Tue, March 23, 2010

      Todd ... thanks for the post about the SecureGive donation kiosks. As you know we installed donation kiosks at Stevens Creek several years ago. We have seen the giving on the kiosks increase every year…100K…202K…317K…425K…493K.  It works… well, it works for those congregations who have lead pastors who are in favor of contemporary methods of stewardship.  If the pastor endorses it, then the congregation embraces it.  If the pastor is embarrassed by it, then it typically does not produce the results.
      From Tim Stevens numbers, it is apparent that Pastor Mark at Granger has embraced the concept wholeheartedly.

      Marty Baker
      Stevens Creek Church
      Augusta, Georgia

    3. Fred on Tue, March 23, 2010

      Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
                                                      2 Corinthians 9:7

      People who never tithed before? Did they start tithing because it was more convenient or did they feel they were being put under compulsion by the church?

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