IF YOU HAVE A RECURRING GIFT SET UP ON THE OLD PLATFORM
Click below for instructions on how to switch over to the new system.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 by our database provider, Fellowship One.
What types of bank accounts can I give from?
You can give online from your bank account, or using your Visa, MasterCard, or Discover cards.
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.
Can I use a debit card?
You can use a debit check card from Visa or MasterCard, but true debit cards are not accepted through the Fellowship One system due to the sensitivity of securely requesting a Personal Identification Number (PIN). ACH bank drafts can be used instead for true debits.
Can I make a one-time contribution?
Yes! The system allows you the option of either making a one-time contribution or setting up a recurring contribution. For a one-time contribution, you can designate that the contribution should be made immediately or, for both one-time and recurring contributions, you can schedule the contributions to come out of your bank account on the date(s) specified by you.
If I want to set-up a recurring gift, what are my options for frequency of my gift?
For recurring gifts, you have the option of giving weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, twice a month, quarterly, or annually. Just check the "Make this gift recurring" box, select the frequency, and set the start date to begin your recurring giving.
Will I receive contribution statements from the church?
Yes. FBC will send year-end contribution statements in January to your address on file for tax purposes.
When will contributions be taken from my account?
Contributions will be taken from your specified bank account within 48 business hours of the date you requested. This time frame allows 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.
What is Benevolence?
The Benevolence Fund is supported through a monthly offering which is taken specifically for the purpose of providing financial assistance for persons or families who regularly attend Fellowship Bible Church and who have a legitimate need as determined by the Benevolence Committee under the oversight of the Elders.
Why should I give?
Giving benefits everyone. The Bible instructs us in how to give and it also encourages us declaring the benefits of giving. Maybe you have asked yourself the question, why is it better to give than to receive? In 2 Corinthians 9: 6-15 there are benefits declared to those who are charitable. Here are three reasons; it benefits others, it benefits you, and it glorifies God.
Can I give to a specific fund?
Yes, you can designate your gift to go to the general fund, benevolence, missions, capital improvement, and community outreach. We may also include additional funds at specific times.
How will I know that I set up my gift correctly?
Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an email verifying your contribution.
Does it matter which Internet browser I use?
No. Any browser will work.
If I have additional questions about online giving that have not been addressed, who can I contact?
For any questions, concerns or comments about the online giving system, please fill out the form below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response from our finance team as soon as possible.