Surviving the Summer Money Crunch

Bob FranquizChurch

In working over 4,000 Pastors through Church Strategies I hear the stories of church finances that bottom out during the summer months to the point where Pastors are forced to make hard decisions that impact ministry and families.

As we enter the Summer in just a couple of weeks, I wanted to share 2 ways you can navigate the summer giving slump and maybe even see a bump in giving over the summer (Yes, that actually happens).

#1 – Inspire new giving – this best way we’re done this at Calvary is through the Tithe Challenge. When people hear God’s Word and hear stories of God’s faithfulness in the lives of others, they begin to give and experience the joy of giving.

#2 – Encourage faithfulness from the congregation – One way this can be done is through automatic giving. That way, even if a person is out of town they are still being faithful to honor the Lord with their finances.

#3 – Remind the congregation through regular communication – You have a great opportunity to remind your congregation before the summer starts and then in July if you send out a midyear tithe statement. This can remind people of where they are in their giving and encourage them to stay on track.

If you are looking for a resource that will help you increase giving over the summer, then check out our resource, “The Tithe Challenge” by clicking here. This is THE best strategy I know for beating the summer financial slump and inspiring new giving in your church!