Posted January 22nd
Everything comes from God. Everything belongs to God. Whether you bring your tithe as a step of obedience or contribute to a ministry as an act of generosity, your money will result in more return here than any other place in the world—a return evident in lives changed.
Your contributions will help spread Christ’s message of hope and healing to so many people and places—around the corner and around the world. From giving a single gift to scheduling an ongoing contribution, you continue to facilitate our desire to do justice, love mercy & walk humbly with our God (Micah 6:8).
Should I Give off My Gross or Net Earnings?
Scripture doesn’t use the literal terms "gross" or "net." It's more important to note that the spirit in which we give is of greatest value to God. He tells us in 2 Corinthians 9:7 that "Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give; not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
Is Online Giving Secure?
Absolutely. Security is our top priority. We understand that you may be concerned about privacy and security issues surrounding the use of the internet for giving contributions. We have partnered with Fellowship Technologies - a company that works with thousands of churches just like ours to provide a secure, 128-bit encrypted online system which is monitored and tested daily.
Is My Information Kept Private?
Absolutely. The online giving form requires personal information which we store in an 128-bit encrypted and secure database. We do not rent, sell or share ANY of your personal information to ANY third-party for ANY reason.
What Methods Can I Use to Give Online?
For your convenience, you may use e-check or credit card to give online. You may also use a debit card that features a Visa or Mastercard logo.
By using e-check you can be sure that your giving to MISSION is not accumulating additional credit debt that can pose later financial challenges. Also, e-check has the lowest cost to MISSION for processing your gift. Because of this we encourage you to use e-check as your online giving choice whenever possible.
Why Does MISSION Accept Credit Cards?
It's a great question. If MISSION is concerned about helping people reduce their debt why do we allow giving with debit & credit cards?
Used within the parameters, debit and credit cards can be an efficient tool for payments and purchases. Many people utilize them in place of checks or cash throughout the month, and then payoff the balance in full. For these people, we offer the option of using a debit or credit card to give. We strongly discourage those who have ongoing credit card debt from exercising this option.
Additionally, we host a program called Financial Peace University (FPU) which helps individuals and families become debt free. How would your life change if you were debt free? What could you do? Who could you help? Get control of your money by putting together a spending plan that really works. Tell your money what to do so it can't tell you what to do.
This 13-week class helps the average family reduce their debt by $5,300 and save $2,700 in 91 days.
Can I Setup Recurring Giving?
Yes, just follow these simple steps:
- Sign in to your account, or, create an account
- Enter the amount you would like to give and then select how often you'd like to give that amount from the drop-down box
- Select the account you'd like to schedule your giving for
- Select the date you'd like to begin giving or if it is a one-time gift you may choose to give immediately
- Choose either to give continuously or a fixed number of contributions
- Choose a payment method from the drop down box and then enter payment information
- Click "Schedule New Contribution"
Can I Give to More Than 1 Fund?
Yes, simply follow the steps above to setup an ongoing (recurring) giving schedule and repeat the steps for as many funds as you'd like to give to.
Are There Hidden Charges or Fees To Give Online?
No. You choose the dollar amount and that is the amount that will be processed as your donation. There are no costs or fees.
How Do I View My Giving Statement/Records?
You can view statements or add/edit/remove giving contributions 24/7 by following these simple steps:
- Sign in to your account
- Scroll to the bottom of the window to view your giving history for the current year
- To print your statement, scroll to the top of your giving history and click "Print View" which is just above your giving history. Finally, click "Print Contribution History"
Will I Recieve an End-of-Year Statement?
Yes, we will mail an end-of-year contribution statement to the home address we have on record at the end of the year.
Can I Make Changes to My Account?
You can edit or delete a scheduled contribution at anytime, including the credit card, date, frequency and amount by following these simple steps:
- Sign in to your account
- Scroll down to find the Contribution Schedule's you have already created and click either the "Edit" or "Del" icon to the left of the contribution to make changes.
What If I Still Have Questions?
Please use our contact form or call our Finance Department at 480-455-4848 if you have other questions about giving at MISSION.