WHY GIVE ONLINE?
There are several benefits to online giving for both you and our church:
When you sign up to give online you are deciding in advance to faithfully give. The Bible teaches that we are to honor God with the “first fruits” of our labor (Proverbs 3:9). By setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your account on the day you specify, you can ensure that your first fruits are faithfully given back to God. (1 Corinthians 16:1-2)
Text to give!
You won’t have to remember whether you gave this month or send in an offering by mail when you’re on a trip.
We utilize an encrypted secure website for our giving portal to ensure protection of your sensitive personal information and giving history.
You have the ability to quickly see your online giving history directly through our giving portal instead of having to contact our Finance Department for a personalized report.
Online Giving Privacy Policies
Your information is held securely in our secure servers. Your information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions. You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEST WAY TO GIVE
Setting up an Electronic Bank Transfer is the most effective way to maximize your giving. As you will see below, an Electronic Bank Transfer is the cheapest method to process gifts for the First Baptist Church and maximizes the reach of your gift.
ELECTRONIC BANK TRANSFER:
25¢ PER TRANSACTION
1.75% PER TRANSACTION (plus 30¢ per transaction)
2.5%PER TRANSACTION (plus 30¢ per transaction)
3.5%PER TRANSACTION (plus 30¢ per transaction)
FOR EVERY $100 YOU GIVE:
Electronic Bank Transfer costs us 25 cents in processing fees (Total Giving: $99.75)
Debit Card charges 1.75% of your total transaction, plus 30 cents (Total Giving: $97.95)
Credit Card charges 2.5% of your total transaction, plus 30 cents (Total Giving: $97.20)
AMEX has an even higher rate and would net only (Total Giving: $96.20)
As you can imagine, these fees add up when multiplied by greater amounts and over hundreds of gifts a month.