Case Studies

In Generosity

Real Life Church in Washington

SUMMARY

Real Life Church in Covington, WA, has a passion for connecting people in their community “to the realness of God.” Everything they do—from children’s ministry to missions to baptisms— boils down to that simple mission. To do this effectively, it takes everyone working together efficiently to make the most of the resources they have. Many in the congregation may not see the important behind-the-scenes work of the church’s accounting team, but it plays a critical part in the church’s ministry effectiveness.

PROBLEM

Back in 2015, Real Life used three different platforms to engage givers—one for text-to-give, another for kiosk giving, and another for event registration (which was still done largely offline). Managing three platforms meant church staff had to spend time administering the different accounts and manually moving the data into Real Life’s church management system. The church staff spent 20 hours a week just manually inputting the event registration into their system. Plus, the church’s accountant spent three to five hours a week manually pulling information from the church’s different platforms and getting them into a unified location.

PUSHPAY

Real Life Church knew they needed a better option for engaging the community and channeling generosity into one place. As they looked at different options, church leaders focused on Pushpay because they saw the company’s passion for the local church and for creating an excellent product.

RESULT

By simplifying all of the church’s giving and event options into one place, staff work got easier and more productive. The church estimates they have saved at least 250 hours per year by switching to Pushpay. By saving staff time and resources through the church’s partnership with Pushpay, Real Life has been able to put more time and resources into other efforts—like investing in a new bus for a local drug and alcohol rehab center and continuing education for single moms.

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