Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The two of us see our respective organizations as partners with you in the efficient and effective management of financial resources in your ministry. This is why we are delighted to share with you this latest offering.
The General Council on Finance and Administration of The United Methodist Church has recently expanded their relationship with Vanco Payment Solutions, a provider of giving technology for faith based organizations, to help churches strengthen financial stewardship.
Through their Empowering Generosity program, Vanco encourages and facilitates the adoption of electronic giving to enable churches – and their members – to fulfill their mission and ministries. Attached to this e-mail is a presentation from Vanco describing the Empowering Generosity program (including rates) and testimonials from other United Methodist Churches and a case study.
More information from Vanco appears below. We are in prayer for you and your congregation’s stewardship. Please let us know if we can be of further service.
WNCC Conference Treasurer
David A. Snipes
President/CEO United Methodist Foundation of WNC
Electronic giving has been adopted widely enough and long enough to accumulate compelling data to support its positive impact on giving. As one example, Vanco recently studied a group of 2,344 churches with average weekly attendance between 100-250. Of the congregations studied, those that accepted both electronic checks and credit cards realized 26% greater total income than those accepting just cash and personal checks. If only electronic checks were accepted and not credit or debit cards, total income was 14% higher. While not a guarantee of increased donation income, these findings combined with the appetite of members for easy to use donation options make this a win-win for churches and members alike.
How does a church get started?
- Call Vanco at 800.675.7430, ask for sales, mention the Empowering Generosity program or that you are a UMC church OR
- Email Sales@VancoPayments.com mention the Empowering Generosity program or that you are a UMC church OR
- Use this link to schedule a call with a Vanco representative
The Empowering Generosity program is designed to make it as easy as possible to get started. You’ll be guided thru choosing a giving plan that is sized appropriately for your congregation, and there will be:
- NO startup fee on any plan*
- NO monthly fees for 1 year when you choose the Start plan*
*Sign-up for an e-Giving plan by 6/30/2017 and Vanco will waive the startup fee on any plan AND your first 12 months of plan service fees for the Start plan or your first 3 months of plan service fees for the Grow, Sustain or Thrive plans. Total savings based on plan selection. If purchasing supplemental services or equipment, the respective one-time and service fees apply. Transaction fees apply.