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.
From what types of bank accounts can I give? You can give online from your checking account through your MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.
Are there any fees involved with giving online? Not to you. You will not pay any fees with an online gift.
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.
If I want to set-up a recurring donation, what are my options for frequency of my gift? If you would like to have this donation charged to your card automatically every month, please select the day of the month you would like this amount to be charged. You have four options: the 1st, 8th, 15th, or 22nd of the month.
Can I change my personal information once I have set it up? Yes. Simply log in and make the necessary changes.
Can I change my the amount or the frequency of my recurring donation once I have set it up? Yes. You will have to contact the church office and ask to speak to our financial secretary, Ed Montgomery, to cancel the recurring donation. Once he does this, you can set up a new recurring donation.
Can I review my donation history online? Yes. The site will allow you to view the complete history of your contributions, given either online or otherwise. Once you’ve created an account, you will able to contribute immediately. However, for security purposes, before you can see any past contributions, we must manually connect your online account with your previous information. This is a one-time process when you initially create your account. After that, you can view your history at any time.
Will I still receive regular contribution statements from the church? Yes. The church will continue to give year-end contribution statements to you for tax purposes.
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.
Can I designate my gift to a particular cause? Yes, you can designate your gift to go toward tithes and offerings, Building Fund, or special missions trips/projects. We may also add additional causes at specific times.
How will I know that I set up my gift correctly? Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an email verifying your contribution.
Does it matter which Internet browser I use? No. Any browser will work.
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 the church office and ask to speak to our financial secretary, Ed Montgomery.
Online giving is a safe and easy way to support the ministries of Linworth Baptist Church. This system enables you to support the church by making a one-time contribution or establishing a recurring contribution.
Your information is held securely through Fellowship One. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions.
You have the option to give without creating an account. However, an account will be created automatically for you by Fellowship One. You account log in and password will be emailed to you after you make an online donation. If you would like to view your contribution history you will have to log in to your account. You may also change your password at any time. If you forget your login id or password, you can have the system email it to you by entering the email address that you used when you created your account. Please help us keep your information safe by protecting your login information. Access to sensitive personal and financial information can be gained by letting someone else use your account or by leaving the information for someone else to see. Linworth Baptist Church will never call you to ask for your login information.
You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be cancelled. If you have any problems or questions related to this,contact the church office and ask to speak to our financial secretary, Ed Montgomery.
No refunds, returns, or cancellations on donations made.