Online Giving FAQ's

Online Giving FAQ's


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 ChurchTeams. 



Q: What types of bank accounts can I give from?

You can give online from your bank account via an ACH transaction. You can also give using MasterCard, Visa Debit Cards. We accept Credit Cards for Event Registrations only.



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 ChurchTeams system due to the sensitivity of securely requesting a Personal Identification Number (PIN). ACH bank drafts can be used instead for true Debit Cards.


  Q. Will the system remember my Checking information so I don't need to reenter it again everytime I give? For recurring gifts the system remembers all checking or debit card information. For one time gifts you will need to reenter your Checking and Debit Card information.
Please Note: ChurchTeams will be introducing a new feature for One Time Gifts in 2013 that will remember your Checking and Debit Card information. 


Q: Are there any fees involved with giving online?

Not to you. You will not pay any fees with an online gift. The church pays a small fee for ACH bank drafts and about 3% for debit cards.



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 your online 2013 contributions. Once you’ve created an account, you will be able to access your account immediately. For more information, see our security policy.



Q: Will I still receive regular contribution statements from the church?

You may print an IRS approved statement of your online 2013 contributions at any time.



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 the General Fund or Compassion Ministries. 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: Does it matter which Internet browser I use?

No. Any browser will work.



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, please contact us at (714) 777-4777. You will receive a response from our staff as soon as possible.