Policies & Proceedures
Electronic Funds Transfer
Electronic Contributions (EFT) Q&A
Q. What is electronic giving?
A. Electronic giving is a direct debit program whereby your contribution is debited automatically from your checking or savings account.
Q. What are the advantages of electronic giving?
A. It makes it easy to fulfill stewardship commitments, even when you cannot attend church.
Q. How is my contribution automatically deducted from my account?
A. Once you complete and sign the authorization form and return it to the church, the contribution amount you specify will automatically be transferred from your account to the church’s bank account.
Q. When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
A. Your electronic contribution will be debited on the date you specify on the authorization form.
Q. If I do not write checks, how do I keep my checkbook balance straight?
A. Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date.
Q. What if I change bank accounts?
A. Notify the church and we will provide you with a new authorization form to complete (or you can download a new authorization form).
Q. Is electronic giving risky?
A. It is less risky than writing checks or bringing cash to church. Electronic contributions cannot be lost, stolen or destroyed and have an extremely high rate of accuracy.
Q. How much does electronic giving cost?
A. It costs you nothing, but if you would like to help the church cover administrative costs for electronic giving, keep in mind that it costs us $0.25 per transaction.
Q. What if I try electronic giving and don’t like it?
A. You can cancel your authorization by notifying the church at any time.