Benefits of Online Giving
• You are taking a step of faith...deciding in advance to faithfully give.
• You will simplify your life...and won't have to remember whether you've given this month or not.
• You will be helping the church...making record keeping much easier.
• You can focus on the service and God, instead of fumbling with your purse/wallet, pen and checkbook.
• Giving online is safe and secure. Whether you want to submit a single donation or would like to set up scheduled giving, you can now do it all online.
Q: Is it safe to give online?
Yes. In many ways giving online is safer than writing a check because an electronic gift cannot be lost or stolen. The security of the system is continually managed.
Q: What types of bank accounts can I give from?
You can give online using Paypal or by credit card; MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.
Q. Can I use a debit card?
You can use a debit check card with the Visa or MasterCard logo and it will be processed as a credit card transaction.
Q: Are there any fees involved with giving online?
Not to you. You will not pay any fees with an online gift. In addition, online gifts are a more cost efficient way for the church to process donations.
Q: Can I change my personal information or the amount or the frequency of my gift once I have set it up?
Yes. You can change or cancel your contribution at any time before the date of your next contribution. Simply email us at email@example.com with your name and changes you would like to be made.
Q: When will contributions be taken from my account?
Contributions will be taken from your specified bank account within 48 business hours. This time frame allows time for the contribution to process through your bank and the church’s bank. If the date of your contribution falls on a weekend or a holiday, the transaction will be initiated on the next banking day.
Q: Can I designate my gift to a particular cause?
Yes, you can designate your gift to go toward the following:
b. General Offering
c. Class Dues (Support)
d. Missionary Offering
e. General Budget Fund (Conference Claims)
f. Quarterly Conference
g. Economic Development
h. Building Fund
i. Mortgage Liquidation
k. Church School
Q: How will I know that I set up my gift correctly?
Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an e-mail verifying your contribution.
Q: Does it matter which Internet browser I use?
No. Any browser will work.
Q: I have additional questions about online giving that have not been addressed. Who can I talk to?
For any questions, concerns or comments about the online giving system, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. or call the church at 510-654-8758. You will receive a response from our staff as soon as possible.