Online Giving FAQ

Mt. Pleasant Church Online Giving Landing Page

Frequently Asked Questions about Online Giving

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

How can I give to the church?

By making an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using the secure One-Time or Recurring 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, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.  Online giving is tax deductible.

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Can I give with a credit card?

We offer online giving only as a convenience and not as a way to circumvent sound Biblical money management principles or in any way to incur debt. Users of online giving are responsible for setting up and controlling their online giving options.  Credit cards are permitted.

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Why do we give?

Proverbs 3:9, “Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops…”

Jesus taught 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.  Jesus Christ had more to say about money than almost any other subject in the Bible.

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.”

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How does my giving support the church?

Mt.Pleasant 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. It is important that every member and attendee understand their God-given role in supporting the financial needs of the church through systematic giving (tithing) to the church. Giving envelopes are supplied to each church family and also provided in the Sanctuary.

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What is the advantage of Online Giving?

It saves time! It saves work! It simplifies your life! You can avoid the hassle of writing and remembering checks! It can also help your consistency and faithfulness in giving.

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How is my Online Giving automatically deducted from my account?

Once you authorize the EFT transfer, your specified contribution is electronically transferred directly from your checking, savings, or credit card account to the church’s account. Options include a one-time, weekly, twice a month or monthly transaction.

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When will my contribution be deducted from my account?

On the dates specified on your authorization form. You never have to worry about forgetting a contribution or mailing it in on time.

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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.

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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 for your tax records.  You can also review your Profile and giving records online (Sign up for an account).

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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.

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What if I change bank accounts?

You can update your profile and banking information for recurring giving at any time by clicking here.

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How much does Online Giving cost?

It costs you nothing and saves you time. The fee to the church is nominal.

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What if I try Online Giving and don’t like it?

You can cancel your authorization by notifying us any time. But 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.

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How do I sign up for Online Giving?

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