Celebrating 10 Years: 10 Things We Love About Serving the Church
Ten years ago, in 2012, Vision2 launched a new kind of online giving solution for churches. That milestone makes us introspective about our work with churches, so in honor of our 10th anniversary, here are some thoughts our team wants to share with you:
1. It’s an honor to know and serve inspiring individuals who have committed their lives to changing the world.
“It’s cool to talk to our prospective clients about their lives. For example, one woman who worked for the church was building a nonprofit for kids in her spare time! It’s inspiring to me to meet people whose service is not just their job, but also their lifestyle.”
Kerry, Account Executive
“Working at Vision2 allows me to meet and engage with amazing people from all sorts of different churches and organizations. It is ridiculously inspiring being around others who are working each day to make the world a better place.”
Katie, Account Executive
2. It’s exciting to have a wide-open opportunity to participate in massive positive change, and the freedom to imagine how best to do that.
“Companies can easily fall into the trap of ‘playing defense,’ where the focus becomes protecting what they’ve built instead of completely re-imagining how they could help their customers solve problems. It’s natural to not want to risk what you have, but that’s not how you grow or change the world.
We haven’t delivered all we want to yet, but we have big ideas that can reshape how the church engages with their people, and we have given ourselves permission to think and act boldly in order to do that.”
Kingsley, Software Engineer
3. We get to bring life to the Kingdom mission and tangibly connect givers to that mission.
“I believe donations are the lifeblood of every church and nonprofit, and it’s amazing to be able to play a part in that. What sets Vision2 apart and what I love most about it is that with our visual ministry designations feature, we enable churches to actually inspire givers with their mission and impacts. It’s not about the “transaction,” it’s about the “interaction. That’s huge.”
Tammy, Financial Consultant
4. Working together to serve churches puts us in good company.
“Being involved with a company that’s been around for a decade but built by people who have dedicated a lifetime to service is the best opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself. Vision2 isn’t just a giving solution, it’s a place where we get to work alongside passionate hearts and service-minded people who come together to make the lives of those we serve that much better.”
Sylvan, DevOps Engineer
“There’s a lot of depth and maturity in each of the Vision2 team members that make up the company. We are a collection of seasoned and savvy experts, working interdependently towards the common goal of putting forth our best efforts for the best outcomes.”
Robert, Senior UI/UX Designer
5. We get to create real solutions to impact Kingdom effectiveness.
“After many years serving as a believer in the nonprofit technology sector, it has been so gratifying to be able to create solutions for challenges I could clearly see that churches were having. It’s such a privilege to work with passionate leaders in this space. As demographics, giving motivations, and evolving technology make it hard for them to keep up, we will keep improving and innovating so they can focus on what they do best.”
Carl Tierney, Cofounder and Chief Technology Officer
6. Helping the church is helping the world!
“One of my favorite scripture passages is 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 where we learn that we are all part of the body of Christ.
As the body of Christ, we are commanded to love one another and care for those in need. It takes all of us together, serving in many different roles and ways, to meet the needs of this hurting world.
The Vision2 team’s passion for equipping the church to serve the world is what drew me here. The way Vision2 operates aligns with my standard of ethics. Even better, I get to combine my need to earn a living with my desire to serve the church that is reaching the world. That’s pretty awesome to me!
It has been an honor and a privilege to help serve each one of you over the past several years. I look forward to serving you for many, many more!”
7. Our work has an eternal perspective.
“Most people want to spend their careers doing something meaningful, but not everyone finds that. To be able to take our various skills and giftings and use them to help not just the church but also–by extension–all those whom the church is helping, gives our day-to-day routines an eternal perspective. Our work means something.”
Gina, Content Marketing Strategist
8. Sharing a mutual goal (i.e. serving your givers) means that when you fulfill your mission, we’re fulfilling ours.
“As a Customer Success Specialist, I work closely with our clients. I enjoy helping them with questions, troubleshooting, or getting issues resolved as soon as we can. But I’ve learned a great deal from them as well. They were very patient with me when I started with Vision2. I’m glad we share a mutual goal, which is providing their donors exceptional service and wanting to show them gratitude any way they possibly can. Our clients are good to Vision2; they are very understanding and work with us when we have issues that need to be resolved.”
Griselda, Customer Success Specialist
9. We know software, but we’re so much more … and that’s so rewarding!
“Joining Vision2 after many years of working in the for-profit sector has provided me with an opportunity to serve in a whole new way. In function, Vision2 is a software platform but at heart it truly lives out its commitment to being a partner that helps churches engage their members and community more effectively. The ability to support this commitment and be part of a solution designed to better serve the Kingdom makes each day personally and professionally rewarding.”
Hollie, VP of Marketing
10. Did we mention the passion? The impact?
“The best part about working at Vision2 is the people, the product, and the mission. I honestly believe that Vision2 is the most fundamental product in the market. The best part about my job, specifically, is working with people who are passionate about the church. I love seeing how churches can remain open and make a great impact within their community and around the world through generosity.”
Jordan, Customer Success Manager
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you and for trusting us with your givers’ generosity for 10 years. As you can see, we love what we do!