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Giving

FAQ

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 Fellowship One.

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

You can give online from your checking or savings account via ACH or Debit Card.

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. The fees that are associated with online giving vary, but are minimal. The preferred method is an ACH transfer directly from checking or savings as this presents the lowest cost.

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, monthly, or semi-monthly.

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 online. Once you’ve created an account, you will be able to contribute immediately and check your giving history.

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 our Inspired One Fund which supports 100% of the ministries at Immanuel or you may specify specific area or cause of your choosing. (i.e. School Scholarship fund, Moving Towards Tomorrow, etc). 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: Will I be able to give to special Immanuel 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, please contact us. You will receive a response from our staff as soon as possible.

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