WHAT IS E-GIVING AND WHY DO YOU USE IT?
Today, people are accustomed to going online to pay bills, order gifts, buy fitness memberships, and more. Online giving provides the same convenience for those seeking a similar route for making a financial tithe or gift to the church. While we accept offerings via credit cards, we strongly suggest that no one give out of debt or use a credit card unless it is paid off every month.
IS E-GIVING SECURE?
Yes. Harvest Bible Chapel uses an established third-party vendor as a clearinghouse to transfer funds to our bank. Information submitted online is protected by physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in compliance with federal and state regulations, including firewalls and data encryption.
CAN I GIVE TO MULTIPLE FUNDS (E.G., GENERAL, BUILDING CAMPAIGN)?
Yes. To indicate your desired fund allocation, please select the appropriate fund on the e-Giving form. If your online offering is a fulfillment of your building campaign commitment, please enter your gift amount in the building campaign donation line. This helps our Finance team correctly record your pledge.
CAN I SET UP RECURRING GIFTS?
Yes. You can set up a recurring gift on the e-Giving form by selecting “Manage Scheduled Giving.” If you have questions about recurring donations, contact Shana Howard.
Should I submit an offering via automatic withdrawal (ACH), credit card, or debit card?
Any of those methods is acceptable. An automatic withdrawal transaction transfers funds directly from bank to bank, and funds are withdrawn from your bank account immediately. Offerings contributed via debit and credit cards go through a credit agency (e.g., Visa, Mastercard, Discover).
ARE THERE FEES ASSOCIATED WITH EACH METHOD OF E-GIVING?
Each type of e-Giving incurs some kind of fee. These fees will be absorbed by Harvest Bible Chapel and not your account. Automatic withdrawals (ACH) incur a flat fee that is less than the percentage incurred with credit or debit transactions. Therefore, automatic transfers (ACH) are the preferred method of e-Giving.