The Death of Checks

By Ken Sloane

Stock pen writing on paper check

Since 2011 when I came into my stewardship role, I have been talking about the movement away from writing checks and how that might impact local church giving. Lately, a pandemic has made churches aware of the importance of offering digital giving options. This paper explains that the slow death of checks actually began with another world changing event, on September 11, 2001.

DOWNLOAD ‘Getting Rid of Paper: Savings from Check 21’ (PDF)

Ken Sloane is the Director of Stewardship & Generosity for Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church.

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