Online giving is the ability to give a donation, or schedule recurring donations, using your credit card or bank account by using the giving web page form on firstpcmonckscorner.com under “Giving.”
What are the advantages of online giving?
It makes it easy to give and fulfill stewardship commitments, even when you are unable to attend church. You never have to bring cash or checks to church. Giving electronically also helps the church save money and plan its budget.
How should I tithe if my income varies from pay period to pay period?
Depending on which is more feasible for your situation, you can handle tithing with a fluctuating income in a couple of different ways. Some people choose to give exactly one-‐tenth of their earnings for each individual pay-‐period. Others estimate their total earnings for the year and give a portion of the total tithe each week or month throughout the year.
If we want to help people get out of debt, why does First Presbyterian Church accept credit card donations?
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 pay off 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.
Should I tithe off my gross earnings or the net amount of my paycheck?
Scripture doesn’t use the literal terms “net” or “gross.” It’s more important to note that the spirit in which we give is of greatest value to God. He tells us in 2Corinthians 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.”
How do I participate in the weekly offering if my contribution is automatically processed online?
You can still participate in the offering during the service by reflecting on the message of the song or media that is being presented.
Are there fees involved with online giving?
FPC pays fees for each transaction. When you are determining whether to give via a credit card or ACH/checking account, please keep in mind that the processing fees associated with credit cards are higher for the church than with ACH transactions directly from a checking account. In either case, you may choose to increase your gift to cover the fees incurred.
How do I sign up for online giving?
Signing up for a giving account is not necesssary. However, having an account will make it easier to manage any changes to your information or to make changes to any recurring donations you may have set up. See our Giving page on this website.
Does it matter which Internet browser I use?
Most web browsers will work. However, the online giving experience is optimized for Google Chrome. Some features may not work properly within Internet Explorer.
What if I try online giving and don't like it?
You will probably love the convenience of online giving. However, if you choose to stop using it, you can cancel it via your Breeze account or you can simply contact the church office to have any recurring gifts stopped.
How will I know that I set up my gift correctly?
You have two ways to set up your recurring gift. You can set it up via our website's Giving page or via the Breeze Site here. After setting up your recurring gift, you will be able to see the details from within Breeze.
How can I change or cancel my recurring donation?
All details of your giving and recurring donations can be managed from within Breeze. You can log into your Breeze account to make changes to your recurring donation(s), your directory entry and other information related to you. Alternatively, you may contact the church office.
How are my contributions automatically deducted from my account?
Once you complete the online registration form, the contribution amount you specify will automatically be transferred from your bank account to the church's bank account.
What if my card has expired? What if I changed financial institutions? What if I need to make changes in my payment method, frequency or schedule?
Through the donor dashboard, you may cancel the current schedule and create a new one. You may also adjust the payment method via the dashboard if your card expires, you change financial institutions, or just want to use a different method.
What methods can I use to give online?
For your convenience, you may use a credit or debit card or a checking account via ACH to give online. However, using a checking account via ACH has the lowest cost to First Presbyterian of Moncks Corner for processing your gift. Because of this, we encourage you to use ACH/checking account as your online giving choice whenever possible.
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. Electronic contributions are recorded for you on your bank statement as well as your online reports.
Without a canceled check, how can I prove I made my contribution?
Your bank statement and the Online giving system both provide reports that document your electronic transactions.
Will I still receive regular contribution statements from the church?
Yes. The church will continue to issue giving statements as usual.
Can I access a record of my online giving?
Yes, once you have an account, you will be able to access a record of your giving. Your account dashboard will allow you to see your online giving history, sort various columns and even export that information to an Excel file.
Is my information secure?
Can I designate my gift to a certain cause or fund?
Yes, you can designate your gift to go toward the funds listed in the dropdown menu. Note that you can also give to multiple funds at one time, by selecting the "add gift to another fund" option.
Can I set up an ongoing giving schedule?
Ongoing giving (repeating gifts) can be scheduled using both a credit or debit card or via ACH (checking account). See the Giving page on this website.
If I want to set-up a repeating gift, what are my options for the frequency of my gift?
For repeating gifts, you have the option of giving weekly, two weeks, monthly, or yearly.
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 repeating contribution. For a one-time contribution, you simply click the One-Time Donation button. You don't have to have an account profile.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-761-8469. You will receive a response from our staff as soon as possible.