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Mobile giving option available to congregations


Cherilyn Williams                                              Julie Perry
The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)        Givelify
317.713.2496                                                    317.663.3088
cwilliams@disciples.org                                    julie@givelify.com

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Modernizes its Giving Solution

Mobile Giving Partnership with Givelify To Be Unveiled at the 2017 General Assembly

 INDIANAPOLIS – The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) today announced a partnership with mobile donation app Givelify, naming it the official electronic giving platform during its 2017 General Assembly, taking place in Indianapolis, July 8-12, 2017.

John Goebel, vice president for finance and head of Treasury Services in the Office of General Minister and President, said, “We recognize that mobile giving is more prevalent and much easier to implement than it might have been a few years ago. Many congregations that have implemented mobile giving are finding that they receive gifts all week, not just on Sunday. The ease of setup and use for both the user and the organization makes it a great choice for the local congregation. And the end-of-year reporting—for both user and organization—will save time with the simple downloads.”

The Disciples of Christ is proud to announce this official partnership with Givelify, the world’s fastest growing mobile and online donation service. The goal of the partnership is to assist congregations of all sizes in modernizing their electronic giving solution for today’s mobile worshiper without incurring any signup or monthly costs.

The partnership will be unveiled to attendees of their 2017 General Assembly, where delegates and attendees will be able to experience Givelify’s three-tap giving solution during services and throughout the assembly. Attendees will also be able to sign up for free to use the secure platform for accepting donations at their own home churches.

Sharon Coleman, vice president of operations and general manager of the General Assembly, said, “We wanted to give our General Assembly participants a great giving experience that they could also implement in their local congregations.”

“Givelify empowers churches to engage the next generation and bring renewed enthusiasm and passion to stewardship,” said Walle Mafolasire, co-founder and chief executive officer of Givelify. “Most churches are starting to realize that the old ways of electronic giving—complicated web forms and text-to-give codes—don’t meet the expectations of today’s modern Christian. We’re pleased to partner with Disciples of Christ to help bring their congregations into a new era of stewardship.”

Launched in December 2013, Givelify is now the world’s most-downloaded mobile giving application. Givelify is used by over 10,000 member places of worship and charities, and has helped these organizations raise nearly $200 million. The company has averaged 500 percent annual growth rate in revenue, serving organizations across the country and processing donations across six continents.

About Givelify

Givelify was born out of a passion to make the world a better place and the frustrations we felt trying to do so in the same old ways. We launched our mobile giving app in December 2013, with a simple goal: make it easier to give. As the world’s most frequently downloaded giving app, Givelify increases generosity to religious and charitable organizations by allowing them to easily tap into a new generation of philanthropists. For more information, visit www.givelify.com.

 About Disciples of Christ

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is “a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ, we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God has welcomed us” (from the identity statement). The denomination comes from the Great Awakening movement on the American frontier in the 1830s and is one of the first denominations that originated in the United States.