Online giving is a safe and easy way to support the ministries of Life Church. This system enables you to support the church by making a one-time contribution or establishing a recurring contribution. You can give immediately by clicking the button below, or if you have a specific ministry or project that you want to give to, click additional giving categories.
Three simple steps:
1. Enter your email address.
2. Provide contact and bank or credit card information.
3. Indicate the amount, frequency (one-time or recurring) and designation for your gift.
ADDITIONAL GIVING CATEGORIES
The Bible instructs us to bring the whole tithe. This part always belongs to God and is used to keep God's church running. But several times, there are opportunities to give above and beyond and operate out of generosity. We have several opportunities available in our additional giving categories page for that. These opportunities include disaster relief, missions projects, missionary support, and other humanitarian aid causes.
BENEFITS OF GIVING
There are several benefits to online giving for both you and the church.
First Fruits: In Proverbs 3:9 we are taught to honor the Lord with the "First Fruits" of our labor. 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 given back to God.
Simplicity: You will not need to remember if you gave this month or send in your offering checks when you are out of town.
Security: Online giving is more secure than giving with a check in that an electronic gift can't be lost or stolen.
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.
Helping Life Church: Online contributions require less processing from our administrative staff since the information is logged and deposited automatically.
Your information is held securely by the Planning Center system. This 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. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be cancelled. If you have any problems or questions with this, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: 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 Planning Center.
Q: What types of bank accounts can I give from?
You can give online from your checking account, MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: 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, twice a month, every two weeks or once a month.
Q: Can I change my personal information or the amount or the frequency of my gift once I have set it up?
Yes. You can change or cancel your contribution at any time before the date of your next contribution. Simply log in to the system using your user name and password and make the necessary changes in the system.
Q: Can I review my donation history online?
Yes. The site will allow you to view the complete history of your contributions, given either online or otherwise. Once you’ve created an account, you will able to contribute immediately. However, for security purposes, before you can see any past contributions, we must manually connect your online account with your previous information. This is a one-time process when you initially create your account. After that, you can view your history at any time. For more information, see our security policy.
Q: Will I still receive regular contribution statements from the church?
Yes. The church will continue to send year-end contribution statements to your address on file for tax purposes.
Q: 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 time 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.
Q: Can I designate my gift to a particular cause?
Yes, you can designate your gift to go toward tithes and offerings or our poor and needy fund. We may also add additional causes at specific times.
Q: How will I know that I set up my gift correctly?
Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an e-mail verifying your contribution.
Q: Will I be able to give to special Life Church campaigns online?
During times when these campaigns are occurring, you will be able to give a one-time contribution to support the given initiative or campaign.
Q: I have additional questions about online giving that have not been addressed. Who can I talk to?
For any questions, concerns or comments about the online giving system, contact us at email@example.com. You will receive a response from our staff as soon as possible.
Q: 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 Planning Center system due to the sensitivity of securely requesting a Personal Identification Number (PIN). ACH bank drafts can be used instead for true debits.