Do any of your churches offer online giving? What's your experience with it? At our last business meeting, our church approved implementing online giving unanimously, except for one for - the treasurer. He didn't speak up during the meeting as to why he voted against it, but I spoke with him afterwards. He said he believed it was too similar to the money-changers that Jesus drove out of the temple (he was referring to how every online giving service charges a fee per transaction, usually around 2-3%). I expressed my disdain for the fees as well, how I really don't like the idea of a portion of church donations going elsewhere, but also that people simply don't use cash or checkbooks like they used to. I was thinking some more about all of this today, and I'm pretty sure the transaction fee is nothing like what the money changers were doing. The money changers were being dishonest about conversion rates and pocketing the difference. We're not doing that. We're paying a company for a service, just as we pay someone to mow our church's lawn. But now I'm kind of in a sticky position. If it were any other person in the church who objected, I could go ahead and implement the online giving. But it's the treasurer. He would by necessity be involved with it, as he would need to have access to the account and be able to transfer funds from the account. I don't want him to have to violate his conscious in doing so. I think I'm going to need to talk with him about it, but I don't want to come across as "I'm right, and you're wrong." I also don't want to give him the impression that I want him to resign. Knowing him, he will probably be okay with monitoring the account, and I don't think he'll ever cause a stink about the decision the church made, but I'm just not sure how to go about having the conversation with him. If any of you have implemented online giving at your churches, did you run into any roadblocks along the way? What online giving solution do you recommend? Have increased donations made up for the 2-3% transaction fees?