Online Giving

South Lake Christian Church
Online Giving

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Everything we have comes from God. Everything. So, when we give a portion of what He’s given to us back to Him, we are letting God know that we’re placing our faith and our financial future in His hands. This significant act deepens our faith, and our relationship with God will be strengthened in amazing ways.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where do I go to donate?

A: At the top of the church website you will see “Give”. Simply click on this and follow the directions.

Q: What are the benefits of online giving?

A: Besides not needing to remember your checkbook or carry cash to church on Sundays, there are several other benefits to online giving for both you and the church.

  • Simplicity – You will not need to remember if you gave this month or pay period, or send your offering checks when you are out of town.
  • No Distractions – Instead of needing to worry about writing your contribution check during the service, you can be fully engaged with the worship service, knowing that you have already given your offering.

Q: What type of cards are accepted?

A: MasterCard, VISA, Discover credit cards along with debit cards.

Q: The bible discourages debt, so why does the church accept credit card donations?

A: Used within responsible parameters, debit and credit cards can be an efficient tool for payments and purchases. Many people utilize them in place of checks, then pay off the balance in full. For these people, we offer the option of using a debit or credit card to give. We strongly discourage those who have ongoing debt or credit card problems from exercising the option to use a credit card.

Q. How do I know my donation made it to the church?

A:You will receive a confirmation email immediately after you complete your donation. You can keep the email as a receipt for tax purposes.

Q: What will my debit/credit card statement show?

A: It will show a transaction line item for South Lake Christian Church.

Q: Does the church have a preferred method of payment?

A: Your bank’s Online Bill Pay system is the preferred method of giving online since this results in no additional cost to the church of the giver.

Q: How long will it take for my online gift to be reflected on my bank statement or credit card account?

A: In most cases credit and debit card transactions should post to your credit card account or bank account within 1 day.

Q: Is online giving secure?

A: Yes, our online giving system uses high grade 256-bit SSL encryption, the strongest level of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) supported by web standards.

Q: Do I need to create a profile and login in order to participate in Online Giving?

A: Yes, if you are giving a repeating gift. No, if you are giving a one-time gift.

Q: If I make a one-time gift, can my credit card information be stored for future transactions?

A: Yes, when asked if you want to save credit card information, just say “yes”.

Q: What if I want to change my online giving or stop it?

A: At any time, you can log into the system with your account name and password and make changes. From the online giving window, scroll down to the contribution schedule. Select the green edit button to make a change or the blue button to delete.

Q: Will my gifts be included on my annual giving statements?

A: Yes.

Q: Can I set up recurring donations?

A: Yes, you can schedule repeating donations on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. This will require creating a profile in our online database and logging in to setup.

Q: How do I edit credit/debit card or banking information if I have a repeating gift?

A: Simply log on your church online profile, cancel the existing repeating gift, and set up a new one with new debit/credit card or bank information.

Q: Do I pay any additional fees to give online?

A: There is no cost to the giver, although the church will incur a small transaction fee.

Q: Who do I contact if I have more questions?

A:  Please Contact us sending a message here.  

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