In today’s technology driven world we have an exciting opportunity in church giving. Over the past year, I have enjoyed talking with UMC members who use Vanco Payment Solutions. It is a pleasure to hear from users as they share new stories about how using Vanco helps their local church. Today, I would like to share some of these success stories.
Church Giving Stories
Allen Grant, senior pastor of First UMC of Red Oak in Texas, created new methods of giving. As a growing number of Red Oak’s members utilize online banking, Vanco helps Red Oak easily receive over $2,000 each month in online giving. Vanco Payment Solutions has made it easier for members of First UMC of Red Oak to consistently give to their church by making it easier to donate online.
Melissa Barker, the office administrator of Heritage UMC in Kansas, has high praise for Vanco’s timely reporting. The reports download directly into church’s contribution software allowing the Finance Committee to easily track and reconcile church donations. The process saves the church time in managing local church funds.
Vanco serves more than 18,000 churches and nonprofits across the country to help them receive timely, predictable donations from members through a broad range of convenient and secure methods, including credit and debit cards.
I enjoy hearing about new opportunities to support the activity of the UMC, its conferences, and its churches.
What exciting new ways of giving has your church used? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comment section below.