Some of the benefits of giving online...
Keeps first things first.
The Bible says giving is to be a "first" and not a last or leftover matter in our lives. Read Proverbs 3:9-10 . It is easy to let our intentions be compromised by the pressure of expenses and billing cycles.
Have you ever forgotten your gift, left it at home or pledged to double it in the future? Have you had times where you have fallen behind because of travel or other schedule interruptions? Online giving provides a way to stay up to date with your budget.
Through online giving, you expedite your gift, simplify our accounting, and strengthen our base of regular support.
It's secure and private.
For your protection, we have taken a number of steps to maximize the security of financial transactions that are accepted on the Community Church website. Credit card and bank account processing is accomplished using secure processing services. Your entry of this information is encrypted when transmitted. Encryption is a process that scrambles information into a format that unauthorized parties cannot decode or utilize. 128-bit encryption is the strongest, most secure form of encryption generally utilized in Internet browsers in North America.
The online giving registration form requires you to give us contact information (like your name and e-mail address), and demographic information. Community Church will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. This information is stored in your file in a secure environment separate from our website.
Frequently Asked Questions About Giving Online
Q: WHO SHOULD GIVE ONLINE?
A: Anyone who is looking for a simpler way to give to the ministry of Community Church, as a one time gift, or on an ongoing basis.
Q: IS ONLINE GIVING SECURE?
A: Yes it is! See the tab labeled "It’s Secure and Private"
Q: WHEN ARE GIFTS PROCESSED?
A: You are able to choose the date your gifts are to be processed.
Q: WHAT IF I'M NOT A COMMUNITY CHURCH MEMBER, BUT I WANT TO MAKE A DONATION? HOW WOULD I BE ABLE TO GET A STATEMENT FOR TAX PURPOSES?
A: We are happy to receive your gift, above and beyond your normal giving to your own home church. Giving online is a perfect way for you to give. All givers receive a contribution statement regardless of membership status, assuming we have all of their correct address information.
Q: WHAT IF I WANT TO CANCEL OR CHANGE MY ONLINE GIVING?
A: You may cancel or make changes to contributions before processing is complete. Once your contribution has processed, you cannot make any changes to it through your online giving account.
Q: WILL MY ONLINE GIFTS BE INCLUDED ON MY STATEMENT OF CONTRIBUTIONS?
A: Yes, they will be included.
Q: CAN I VIEW MY PAST GIVING HISTORY ONLINE?
A: Once your gift has been processed, you may view your giving history online three business days after you have established your new account in our current system. Going forward, you will be able to view your giving history at any time.
Q: HOW CAN I GET A RECEIPT OF MY ONLINE GIFT?
A: You will receive a contribution statement in the mail quarterly. Your online contributions will appear on these paper statements.
Q: MY QUESTION IS NOT LISTED HERE, NOW WHAT?
A: If you have any other questions, feel free to contact the church office or 949.644.7400.