Where does my money go?
When you give online, you'll see that your money goes directly to the general fund account for the church, from which all our expenses (salaries, overhead, missions, youth/children ministries, etc.) are paid. At times, we have other 'funds' set up that allow you to designate where you would like your money to go.
Can I schedule recurring donations?
Yes. We are working with Clover Donations, which allows not only one time donations, but also allows you to simply create your own user profile. This will allow you set a giving amount and schedule. Once you are set up, you can view, edit, or delete a scheduled contribution at anytime, including the credit card, date, frequency and amount. You are in control and can make changes at any time to your information.
Will I still receive a contribution statement?
Yes, we will mail your year-end giving statement directly to your home address or you can pick them up from us at church.
Is online giving secure?
The short answer is Yes! Here's the info from the company we work with:
Our online giving is encrypted with 256-bit SSL (also known as HTTPS). Sensitive credit card information is stored only when necessary - for example, when a donor sets up a recurring transaction. When we do store information like this, it's also encrypted (essentially scrambled) using an algorithm called AES-256 in "cypher-block-chaining mode". Our servers are behind hardware and software firewalls, which serve to protect your data and our code from hackers and intruders. We're also PCI Compliant as service provider, which means we've been certified to follow a comprehensive set of rules created by the credit card companies to ensure that security precautions are held to the highest standard. There are many other specific measures we've put in place to ensure safe and secure transactions. We kind of geek out about this, actually. But unless you have a background in cryptography and you like to build robots in your spare time, you're probably better off just knowing that we've got you covered.
Can I give things other than money?
Yes. Contact us at the email below and we'll work with you in any way we can.
Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or at 253.862.2163 if you have any questions.