It seems to happen. Sooner or later, a Church with a church building of a certain age needs to look into fixing their roof.
Now presuming people would normally give money to their church anyway, what else can be done to raise – the extra – money for the Church roof?
Here are our 10 different ideas for raising money for a new church roof*:
- Hire it as a football pitch. Could sell any holes in the roof as “special goals”.
- Roof top tours. Just like the cathedral..?
- Divert money from the fund for a new driveway?
- Obstacle course!! Particularly good if there are bits that people may fall down.
- Storage space for outside equipment. Just chuck it on the roof!
- Sponsored tent making competition. Aim to create the best temporary church roof, that way you’re encouraging people to give money for the new roof, while coming up with a short term solution!
- Roof Top Garden. Charge people to plant anything in your roof.
- Weather reporting platform. Hire it to your local TV station for local weather forecasts.
- Outdoor drama stage hire. Perfect for performances of the passion around Easter time.
- Stage for local bands. Something like this?
What other ideas do you have?
*The Church Sofa takes no responsibility for people falling off / through / into the roof. Any injuries what so ever. Any police arresting you or anyone for any of the above. In fact. The Church Sofa takes no responsibility, for anything.
(People I work with / Mrs Sofa – Please don’t feel the need to agree with the above paragraph!)
Its hard to argue that having Money is useful. Well having money helps you do stuff. This is true in our day to day lives, and well… If the Church needs to fix the roof, hire a hall, or pay off the vicar, money is needed.
The thing is, where does the Church get its money come from?
If a Church doesn’t have its own building to hire out, how else can a Church make money?
Here is the Church Sofa List of How A Church Can Make Money:
- Get some local monks to make some mead to sell.
- Release a CD of the Curate singing.
- Charge people to leave a church service.
- Sell advertising breaks. Between song verses, the worship band could play a catchy little ditty.
- Release a book. Sunday Sermons: The Greatest Hits.
- Invest in clever ways to make the above book appear really popular therefore seeming more attractive to buy then it really is.
- Serve coffee at the start of the service. Charge people for directions to get to the toilet… for lights in toilet… for toilet roll…
- Have comfy cushions for hire. Perfect to avoid those aches and pains during the sermon.
- Take an offering before the sermon. The higher the amount, the less points within the sermon.
- Offer local houses a subscription service to ensure the church evangelist doesn’t knock on their door.
Is there any you would add?
Taking a look at giving money to the Church, here’s Ed Young from the Fellowship Church in America…
Have you ever felt you needed an easier way for people to give money to church?
Have people ever been wanting to give the church money, but not been able to simple due to lack of cash / cheque book on their person?
Have people ever offered to put some money in the collection… but just needed to pop down the road to the ATM first?
Well heres the answer to your problems!
The Giving Kiosk is “a modern way to encourage giving and event registration in a comfortable setting.” For your money you dont just have a modern looking kiosk that gives people the ability to give money there and then, but you also have “your own web page, with your logo, that your members can access and give conveniently from wherever they are.”
All this can be yours to buy for the cheap price of $3895.95*
Get yours from givingkiosk.com today!
*price does not include the $49.95 per month subscription fee for the software (per kiosk), $150 set up fee per kiosk, $10 per month for using your choice of merchant, and shipping.
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