WE WELCOME YOUR ONLINE GIVING
Thank you for using Great Commission Baptist Church Online Giving Option.
To GOD be all the glory. As you give to Great Commission Baptist Church, we hope you realize the enormous part you play in assisting our ministry to reach those seeking to know Christ. We truly thank you for your financial support of this ministry. Please, know that your seed is being sown into good fertile ground and will be used to teach the Word with simplicity and understanding throughout the world. We encourage you to pray over your seed and expect an abundant return.
The Word of GOD tells us, in Luke 6:38, to:
”GIVE and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom.”
May GOD continue to bless you beyond measure.
Online Giving FAQ’s
We understand that you may have questions about Online Giving, so we have included below some answers to Frequently Asked Questions about giving online.
Q: Why online giving?
In our web-based society, people are growing more and more accustomed to handling their finances online. The number of Americans who bank online has continued to grow exponentially. Many of the people who perform their financial interactions online find it increasingly difficult to remember to mail a check or bring their gift to church. Our hope is to meet people where they are and enable them to fulfill what God is calling them to do.
Q: What are the benefits of giving online?
The online giving process will benefit both you as the giver and the church as the receiver. You benefit from the ability to create a giving schedule that fits your lifestyle. You are always in control of your giving through your ShelbyWEBVIEW account. Online giving is fast, convenient and consistent. When you are out of town or unable to attend a service, you won’t have to worry about the commitments you’ve made. In addition, the church will benefit from the decreased time and cost required to process these transactions as compared to paper checks.
Q: How do I participate in the weekly offering if my contribution is automatically deducted from my bank account?
If you wish, you can write “I’m giving online” on the giving envelope and place it in the offering plate, but it is not necessary.
Q: What security is in place?
When you are entering and viewing Online Giving information you are using our tool’s secure servers. All of your information is encrypted prior to being transferred, and sensitive stored information is encrypted in our Online Giving database. There is no stronger form of protection than encryption, and by doing this, we eliminate the possibility that someone might “tap” the line and extract your personal data from it.
Q: Are electronic contributions risky?
No. An electronic contribution is safer than writing a check, and it can’t be lost, stolen or destroyed in the mail.
Q: How does online giving work?
You decide how much to give, and you decide when it is withdrawn from your account. At any point in the process, you are given an opportunity to cancel and exit from Online Giving, if necessary. Be assured that your account information is not shared with anyone else.
Q: Can I give to multiple purposes?
Yes. You will be able to give to the Tithe, Sunday School, Building Fund, or to a specific Designated Fund.
Q: How can funds be withdrawn directly from my account?
Only with your authorization. No one can deduct money from your account automatically unless you specifically authorize it. You are always in control of your giving through your ShelbyWEBVIEW Account.
Q: When would this automatic contribution be taken from my account?
You can specify when and how often you want your contribution made.
Q: If I don’t write checks, how do I keep my checkbook balance straight?
Your contribution is made on a pre-established day, so you can deduct it from your check record then.
Q: Can I give by credit card?
At this time, we have set up Online Giving to accept ACH (like an “electronic check”) transactions and you can pay by credit card in our bookstore. In the near future we will have portal in the mall ways to accept giving.
Q: How can I keep a record of the amount I have contributed?
Your bank statement will include an itemized list of automatic gifts given from your account. All Online Giving transactions will appear there. Additionally, your ShelbyWEBVIEW account will allow you to view your contributions history online.
Q: What if I change banks or accounts or want to change the amount of my contribution?
You can change your giving choices at anytime online.
Q: Is there any charge to me from my bank to give online?
No. You should incur no banking fees associated with your online gifts.
Q: Who do I talk to if I have more questions?
If you have questions about giving online, contact Sis. Beverly Walker by email or by calling the church office at 817.346.1869