PayPal Help

Information about Giving through PayPal

PayPal is a well established e-commerce company through which our church is able to accept online donations, tithes, and offerings. We are able to do this through fees that PayPal charges on each transaction. When you donate, PayPal will receive 2.2% of your amount, plus $0.30. For example, if you donated $100 with a credit card, the church will receive $97.50 and PayPal would receive $2.50 in fees.

Do I have to have a PayPal account?

No. You may donate online with your credit card by following the directions below.

How to Give with a Credit Card

To give with a credit card, you do not need to have a PayPal account. Please follow these steps to complete your donation:

  1. Go to our online giving page and click on the big blue Give Online button.
  2. This will take you to a PayPal website.
  3. Enter the amount that you would like to donate at the top of the screen.
  4. If you have a PayPal account, you can login at the bottom right of the screen.
  5. If you do no have a PayPal account, you can click the Continue link on the left side of the screen under the heading “Don’t have a PayPal account?”
  6. Make sure you fill in all your information. The church needs your address so you can receive a charitable contributions statement at the end of the year.

How to Give with a Bank Account

If you prefer to pay with an e-check, or straight from your bank account, you must first have your own personal PayPal account.

  1. Go to PayPal.com to setup your own account.
  2. Once you have added your own bank account, you can go to our online giving page and click on the big blue “Give Online” button.
  3. This will take you to a PayPal website.
  4. Enter the amount that you would like to donate at the top of the screen.
  5. Enter your PayPal login information in the bottom right of the screen.
  6. Make sure you fill in all your information. The church needs your address so you can receive a charitable contributions statement at the end of the year.

Can I setup automatic payments?

Yes, PayPal makes it easy to setup automatic tithing or other automatic contributions. This is extremely helpful for meeting your building fund or faith promise pledges. Set it and forget it. You must have a PayPal account for automatic recurring payments.

  1. Go to PayPal.com to setup your own account.
  2. Once you have added your own bank account, you can go to our online giving page and click on the big blue “Give Online” button.
  3. This will take you to a PayPal website.
  4. Enter the amount that you would like to donate at the top of the screen.
  5. Make sure the box for “Make This Recurring (Monthly)” is checked.
  6. Enter your PayPal login information in the bottom right of the screen.
  7. Make sure you fill in all your information. The church needs your address so you can receive a charitable contributions statement at the end of the year.

Can I designate my money for specific funds or projects?

Yes, you may designate your donation as Faith Promise, building fund, children’s or youth ministry, etc. This is also an easy way to submit payments for events as well.

  1. Go to our online giving page and click on the big blue Give Online button.
  2. This will take you to a PayPal website.
  3. Enter the amount that you would like to donate at the top of the screen.
  4. If you have a PayPal account, you can login at the bottom right of the screen.
  5. If you do no have a PayPal account, you can click the Continue link on the left side of the screen under the heading “Don’t have a PayPal account?”
  6. When you get to the review screen, click the “Add special instructions to the church:” link underneath the church name. In this space, you may make a note for which fund you would like to designate your donation.
  7. Any donations that do not have notes will be treated as undesignated funds. These funds are distributed to various departments according to our church budget.
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