How First Baptist Church Grew Giving by 57% with MyChurchGiving

and reduced administrative work in the process

First Baptist Church in Douglas, Georgia is celebrating their 125th church anniversary, and we couldn't be happier for them!

Since their foundation in 1893, the church has grown and progressed while always holding true to their core values.

Recently, we caught up with Trish Payton, First Baptist’s financial secretary, to see how everything’s going. It was over 6 years ago First Baptist partnered with MyChurchGiving as their online giving provider. They saw a need for an online giving option then—and today it’s even more impactful! Trish explained:
Over 800 people attend, and we see more youth coming back. We have to adapt to them and MyChurchGiving has been the greatest attribute.
Trish P. | Financial Secretary

We asked Trish to tell us a little more about her experience with MyChurchGiving. Here's what she shared.

Save Time By Using the Help Center and Admin Features

“The reporting features are a favorite,” Trish said. They save her time and are very user-friendly. If a donor has a question, the information is easy to access. She also appreciated that posting contributions is simplified on her end because she just puts in a date and pulls up all the transactions she needs. We then asked Trish if she utilized Help Center, which provides access to our support team and helpful articles.
Yes, I use the Help Center! Any time that I do, I just create a ticket, and the response is excellent. I can handle the problem and take care of it quickly.
Trish P. | Financial Secretary

Increase Giving With Younger Generations

First Baptist noticed that younger generations are inspired by a more convenient and modern way to give, and MyChurchGiving provides that. With a mobile giving app and branded giving pages on their website, First Baptist saw an increase in gifts from young people.
The younger generation doesn’t have checkbooks or cash. What they have are their credit or debit cards, or their cell phones, so we’ve seen an increase in giving for that particular age group, which is college students to 30-year-olds.
Trish P. | Financial Secretary

Grow Recurring Giving One Day at a Time

People Just Sign Up

Before MyChurchGiving, First Baptist Church didn’t have a recurring giving option. While church members and visitors could consistently give, it was on them to remember to decide the amount each time and then actually bring the gift to church. If someone missed a Sunday service, there was a chance that gift was lost. With recurring giving from MyChurchGiving, it’s simplified.
We are doing some major renovations in the church. Of course, we were founded in 1893! There will be a large campaign, the Storehouse Fund, and that’s where our contributors can donate to help restore the church.
Trish P. | Financial Secretary
We asked Trish if recurring givers were happy with MyChurchGiving’s giving experience. Trish said the one-time set up is simple and gifts are incredibly easy to manage.

What's next for First Baptist Church?

When we inquired what was next for First Baptist Church after their anniversary celebration, Trish explained that for the last 2 months, they've been having problems with the building.

Because MyChurchGiving has an unlimited funds feature, Trish says they’ll create a fund just for renovations. They’ll highlight it on their website and use the resources provided by MyChurchGiving to help spread the word!
For 125 years, First Baptist Church has persevered, prayed, and grown as a pillar in the community. MyChurchGiving is blessed to be part of that journey and looks forward to the continued partnership for years to come.
We are doing some major renovations in the church. Of course, we were founded in 1893! There will be a large campaign, the Storehouse Fund, and that’s where our contributors can donate to help restore the church.
Trish P. | Financial Secretary

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