“Pushpay has greatly improved the overall giving experience for our church body. The interface is easy for donors to navigate and the back-end reporting provides my team with everything we need for weekly reporting, monthly reconciliations, and annual giving statements.”
Hear directly from the team at Watermark Community Church about how their community’s generosity fuels their mission.
You can’t miss what Watermark Community Church is all about. Everything flows from the name—authenticity, excellence, and a lasting impression. Watermark’s Finance Team exemplifies that mission of excellence by efficiently stewarding the financial resources within the church’s $28 million budget. As a good steward of the church’s resources, Watermark’s finance team provides all the necessary annual giving statements needed so givers can more efficiently report their giving on their annual tax returns.
In a church of 15,000 people on three campuses, preparing annual giving statements is an expensive and time-consuming endeavor that drains resources from other important finance team efforts. For example, Watermark was spending $4,000-$5,000 a year simply preparing the statements.
Watermark’s finance team lives by three principles: One, be operationally efficient; two, be flexible, not frustrated; and three, be a problem solver, not a problem identifier. These principles led to the church’s partnership with Pushpay. The church wanted a more efficient, easier-to-use digital giving solution—for both end users and the church staff.
In the first year of Watermark’s relationship with Pushpay, the church’s costs associated with annual giving statements dropped from between $4,000-$5,000 to $400 (more than a 90% decrease) thanks to Pushpay’s Annual Giving Statements. Watermark has been able to use these additional resources to help its three campuses partner with ministries to serve more than 1,300 households in West Dallas through a large food pantry, training classes, Bible studies, and a clinic.
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