Friendship Baptist Church is offering online giving as a convenience to those who prefer it. We realize that some people do not carry checkbooks due to the convenience of electronic methods of paying and giving. As a result, we are making available to you an opportunity to give your tithes and offerings online. Users of online giving are responsible for setting up and controlling their online giving. Users can designate where their giving goes (tithes, offering, scholarships, etc.) and the frequency of giving. Online giving is secure and efficient.
Credit and Debit cards are permitted; however we do not suggest using credit card payments unless you pay your balance monthly to avoid debt accumulation. Your giving will be automatically withdrawn from a checking or savings account, after completing the virtual check with your payment information, including the necessary account numbers and routing numbers.
To set up your account and begin giving online or to manage your account, click e-giving link below:
Benefits of online giving:
You can prioritize giving in your budget. The Bible indicates giving is to be a "first" and not a last or left-over matter in your life. Read Proverbs 3:9-10. It is easy to let our standards and intentions be compromised by the press of expenses and billing cycles. Online, your giving is done automatically.
You can help your church. Through online giving, you expedite your gift, simplify our accounting, and strengthen our base of regular support.
When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
On the date(s) you direct your contribution. You never have to worry about forgetting a contribution or mailing it in on time.
If I do not write checks, how do I keep my checkbook balance straight?
Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date.
Without a canceled check, how can I document my contribution?
Your bank statement gives you an itemized list of electronic transfers. It is your proof of contribution. The church will also record your gift and send you a record of your contributions on an annual basis for your tax records. In addition, you will receive an email confirmation.
Is Online Giving risky?
Online Giving is less risky than handwritten checks. It cannot be lost, stolen, or destroyed in the mail. It has an extremely high rate of accuracy and is easier for the church accounting office to process.
What if I change bank accounts?
You can update your profile and banking information online at any time.
How much does Online Giving cost?
It costs you nothing and saves you time. The fee to the church is nominal.
What if I try Online Giving and don't like it?
Once you've enjoyed the convenience, time, and money savings of Online Giving, we doubt you will want to go back to making contributions the way you did before. You can cancel your authorization at any time. However, recurring transactions may take up to a full banking cycle to cancel.
How do I sign up for Online Giving?
Just click below.
Call 1-877-771-3336 if you have any questions about your user account or require assistance.
How can I give to the church?
By making an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using the secure E-giving page to enter your information. It is perfectly safe, secure, and easier than writing a check. You can set up an automatic EFT on a one-time, weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. Using a credit or debit card is also an option.
Why do we give?
Proverbs 3:9, "Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops ..." Jesus taught us that our money is an indicator of our hearts and Paul taught that if we are loved by God and love Him in return we would give cheerfully, sacrificially, and regularly.
The Bible teaches that God is the Owner of everything, including our money and possessions. When we give, we give back to God what He already owns. Our giving is an indication of trust, discipleship, and commitment. We believe that the minimum Biblical standard for giving is 10%, commonly called a "tithe."
How does my giving support the church?
Friendship Baptist Church prepares and adopts an annual budget. This budget is carefully prepared with detailed planning spanning many months. The budget is an operating tool that guides our church in ministry, missions, and operations. Will a man rob God? Malachi 3:10 says, "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."
What is the advantage of Online Giving?
It saves time! It saves work! It simplifies your life! You can keep track of your giving. You can avoid the task of writing and remembering checks. It can also help your consistency and faithfulness in giving.
How is my Online Giving automatically deducted from my account?
Once you authorize the (EFT) Electronic Funds Transfer, your specified contribution is electronically transferred directly from your checking or savings account to the church's account. Transaction options include one-time giving, or recurring weekly, monthly or quarterly.
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