Online Giving is a simple, secure way for you to give a one-time gift for those weeks you are on vacation or need to miss church and/or you can set it up to give online regularly (weekly, twice a month, or monthly) using your debit and/or credit card. It is a great tool to help assist you to give regularly and generously as you use God’s money to make a difference in our world for Him.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I give online?
Click the Give Online link above and login. If you have not already created a MYOC account, follow the prompts to create an account and set up your contribution. If you are not sure if you have an account try your email address to login.
Q: Can I use Online Giving to give a one time gift or is it only for recurring giving (weekly, monthly, etc.)?
You can use Online Giving to give a one time gift and/or set it up to assist you as you give on a recurring basis.
Q: What are the benefits of using Online Giving for my weekly/monthly giving?
- You are following the Biblical teaching of giving your “first fruits.” Setting up an automatic withdrawal from your credit card or check card provides an opportunity for us to choose to give our “first fruits” by automatically giving at a specified time.
- You are taking a step of faith. When you set up a recurring giving payment you are deciding in advance to faithfully give and to trust God to provide for all your needs instead of giving only if you have some money left over after all the bills are paid. God always blesses that kind of faith.
- You will simplify your life. You will faithfully give at certain times each month and will not have to remember to write your check and/or bring your offering envelope each week. It also helps make it easier to give if you have missed church for some reason.
- You will be helping the church. Your regular and consistent financial support allows for the church to fulfill its purpose of making reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ. It also helps simplify our bookkeeping at the church.
Q: Can I give to the General Fund, Building Fund/Build The Future and Global Ministries Fund all at the same time? Yes. In the Give To to drop down menu, select the fund you would like, enter the amount you would like to give and then use the select the add another button to include additional funds.
Q: Can I use an electronic check? Yes, you will enter your bank routing number and account number. We believe this is the preferred way for you to give online.
Q: Can I use my debit card or credit card? Yes, as long as it is Visa or MasterCard.
Q: I clicked the “Give Online” button and nothing happens.
When you click Online Giving, a new browser window is opened. If you are using a pop-up blocker, you will want to make sure you allow pop-ups on our website to allow for the online giving screen to appear.
Q: When would this automatic contribution be charged to my account?
On the scheduled giving tab you can specifiy whether you want your contribution made one time, weekly, every two weeks, twice per month (1st and 16th), or monthly. You can set up as many schedules as you like, so it is possible to give a monthly gift as well as a weekly one.
Q: Can I change or discontinue my Online Giving once I set it up?
Yes. Log on to the Online Giving site and you will see a list of your scheduled recurring Online Giving. You can edit and/or delete your recurring scheduled Online Giving. Changes are made immediately.
Q: How can I keep a record of the amount I have contributed?
At any time you can view your record of “online” giving by viewing the Contribution History box. This will provide each donation you made, when you made it, and a year-to-date total. We also send year-end statements to your home.
Q: Who do I talk to if I have more questions?
You can call Rick Duesler, our executive director of administration, at (717)762-7147 or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.