Is the provider Tithe.ly that we use secure?
Yes. All financial information is encrypted. Transactions are transmitted using 256 Bit TSL/SSL and card data only touches Level 1 PCI-DSS compliant systems. Card details are tokenized, stored, and encrypted on industrial grade servers by our banking partner to PCI DSS Level 1 compliant standards. PCI DSS Level 1 compliance is a set of rules stated by credit card companies and audited by an independent third party. It is the highest possible rating one can get in the electronic payment processing industry. Additionally, Tithe.ly forces HTTPS for all transaction services using TLS.
Will I receive year-end tax statements for online giving?
Yes, with every gift you receive a confirmation email and tax receipt as well as a year-end statement for all electronic giving, we also have the option to issue a giving statement for any date range available upon request.
What are the ways people can give?
Cash & Check – donations still come in via cash and check at the offering boxes located near either main entrance of the church. Online giving is simply another way to give.
ACH bank transfer (aka eCheck) – Bank transfer donations are supported. Individuals can set up and manage their connected accounts themselves, or if you would like help to get it configured for you, you may provide a voided check along with amount and frequency of recurring gift to the Deacon/Deaconess Board.
Credit & Debit Card – Donors can give using VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or AMEX. Donors can set it up and manage their connected accounts themselves, or if you would like help to get it configured for you, you may contact the Deacon/Deaconess Board for help to set up recurring giving.
Why is online giving helpful?
Many families are paying all their bills online and the only check they write is to the church. Online giving helps those who pay their bills and plan their finances this way. Research has also shown many in younger generations tend to give less or less often when online giving is not available. Online giving is just another option and way to help encourage cheerful giving to the Lord.
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