Securing regular donations provides your church with reliable and predictable income, which is helpful when planning ahead for ministry, mission or building projects/repairs.
Our congregation and church members are the most likely to support ministry and mission, but there will be many people in your local community and beyond who are also keen to donate money to the church, whether they attend services or not.
When we think about our place of worship, we tend to focus on the regular attendee's donations. But for many people, there are other personal or pragmatic reasons for giving.
Our churches are community centres; they can offer friendship through coffee mornings, or toddler groups or families may be interested in continuing traditions by having a christening or other special life event at the local church. Equally, some may see the historical importance of our buildings and part of our country's history and culture for future generations to enjoy.