|"Fundraising is proclaiming what we believe in such a way that we offer other people an opportunity to participate with us in our vision and mission." — Henri J. M. Nouwen, A Spirituality of Fundraising.|
It is important that the pastor and/or church regularly communicates financial need to viewers online and through any other communications efforts with the congregation, inviting their congregation to give tithes and offerings to make a difference through the ministries of the church. This page provides some tools to help in that task.
Some churches do not have access to online giving locally, so the Great Plains Conference is pleased to offer the service to our congregations.
To give to a local church in the Great Plains, complete the information on the form linked below, and your donation will be forwarded to your local church. From now until June 30, 2020, the Great Plains Conference will waive the cost of the merchant fees that are charged for each transaction, so 100% of your donation will be sent to the church you identify on the form. During this time of uncertainty, we are thankful for your continued generosity as we work together to continue our ministries of making disciples of Jesus Christ and transforming the world. You can give electronically by clicking the button below:
Note to Local Church Treasurers: If you would like to use the Great Plains Conference online giving platform to receive donations from church members, please contact Niki Buesing at email@example.com or call 785-414-4202. You will need to complete this separate form so the conference can send all donation funds electronically directly to the church bank account. Check out these frequently asked questions.
The Rev. Dustin Petz, president and CEO of the Kansas Area United Methodist Foundation, and Jackie Urkoski, executive director of the Nebraska United Methodist Foundation, have provided a series of videos with advice for United Methodists on how they can give to their churches now, during the coronavirus pandemic.
The General Council on Finance and Administration provides a guide for churches on selecting the right e-giving service for their needs.
The following companies may provide opportunities for online giving that meet the needs of your local church: