Sunday Morning Announcement
Here's an example script you can use...
Note: Don't forget about visual aids...see our engagement materials:
1. Thank them for their giving
"We want to take a minute and just say ‘Thank You!’ for your faithful giving. Every dollar helps us fulfill God’s vision for our church and our community. Your support of that vision is something worth celebrating!”
2. Announce this new way to give
"We’re excited to tell you about a new way you can participate in the vision of our church! We now offer Text Giving so you can easily give via your phone. That means you can give instantly, in-service, at home, or on the go. In a minute, I’m going to show you just how simple it is, so pull out your phones if you want to try it out.”
3. Emphasize security
“Text Giving is safe. Our giving partner maintains the same level of security as banks. And if you ever need to change your payment information or edit or refund a gift, you can just text ‘EDIT or REFUND’ and follow the online prompts.”
4. Tie digital giving to impact
“We’re committed to pursuing God’s vision for our community. A major part of that is your ability to participate and take ownership in that vision. Text Giving allows us all to join together and transform our community. Even more of your money can be put to work if you set up your bank account through Giving, rather than using a credit or debit card. ”
5. Invite your church to try it
“Ok, here's our opportunity to try it out together! Grab your phone (yes, here in church!) and text 'GIVE' to our giving number here on the screen. You’ll be prompted to fill out a one-time registration form. Go ahead and fill it out. Just enter $1 or $5 if you'd like. Click Submit and you should get a text message confirming your donation!
Now, giving again is as simple as sending a single text! We’ll follow up after service with email instructions about how to give. Thank you for your participation in this, and for your generous giving!”