Questions & Answers
Yes, but not to you. You select the dollar amount for your gift, and that dollar amount will be recognized as your donation. You incur no additional costs or fees. Bethel Church pays approximately 3% of each contribution made by Visa or MasterCard for card processing services. You may want to consider increasing your online giving amount by 3% to help offset the card processing costs.
Debit and credit cards can be an efficient tool for payments and purchases. Many people use them in place of a check or cash, then payoff the balance in full each month. For these people, we offer the option of using a debit or credit card for giving. Bethel Church believes and teaches that living "debt free" should be an important financial goal for all Christians. We recommend and encourage the use of electronic funds transfer (EFT) from a checking account* rather than a credit card. Although many pay off their credit cards each month, many others don't. We don't want to encourage anyone to go into debt and pay interest on any gifts given to the church. *EFTs are preferred due to lower processing costs than cards.
Giving online turns your intentions into reality with ease. After prayers, decide whether your desire is to make a one-time or recurring contribution. You don't have to remember to write out a check each Sunday or each month, or remember to mail it or drop it off when you're gone for an extended period. It's all entirely confidential. Giving online is a personal preference. Here are a few reasons online giving may be a benefit to you:
- It helps prioritize and plan giving.
- It helps simplify your giving. It allows you to give consistently. It allows you to focus on the service when you are at church.
- No more check writing ot ATM stops before church.
- It is accessible from your mobile device.
- It is safe, secure, and confidential.
- You can use your checking, cred card, or debit card.
- You can schedule recurring or one-time donations.
- You can change a gift or account any time you like.
- You can monitor your giving history and print statements, as needed.
Your scheduled contribution can be made one-time, weekly, every other week, monthly, quarterly, or yearly.
Yes, Once you log into your account, you would select the "Scheduled Giving" tab. In "Scheduled Giving", you can disable your scheduled contribution, change the f regency, amount, banking information, or date. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be canceled.
Yes. If you don't want to create an account you can click the Online Giving "Quick Give" button.
Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an email verifying your contribution.
Contributions will be taken from your specified bank account within 48 business hours of the date you requested. This time frame allows 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 transactions will be initiated on the next business day.
You may print your Giving History page from your Online Giving account as a valid receipt. Your Online Giving gifts will also be included in your year-end contribution statement.
Yes. The church will continue to send year-end contribution statements to your e-mail or physical address to keep on file for tax purposes.
You can use a credit card, debit card, or electronics funds transfer (EFT)* from your checking account. *EFTs are preferred due to lower processing costs than cards.
You can use your computer, Smartphone or tablet. You can also donate by phone via Text Giving.
Yes. There is no change in security and privacy of your donations to Bethel Church. Your individual giving history is not publicly accessible.
Yes, simply login to your Online Giving account at any time to review and/or print your giving history.
Both of these options are available. Simply login to your Online Giving account and click on the "Scheduled Giving" tab.
Yes. We have taken steps to ensure that the online giving process is safe and secure from beginning to end. All of your giving data is secured by a number of security measures including your web browser's SSL encryption.
Yes. Simply login to your Online Giving account and click on the "My Account" tab.