Online Giving Instructions

1. Click on the "Online Giving" icon and you will be directed to our Online Giving site.  A new window will open up titled "mysimplegive.com" this is the company that is providing our web security for financial transactions.  All funds go directly from the givers bank to the church's bank, at no point does your money get "held" or pass through any third party.

 

2.Select your use:  For members and recurring giving we recommend creating a secured account so that your giving information is quickly available to you.  Advantages of Creating an Account: 1)  •Ability to view your online giving history, 2)  •Ability to set up recurring gifts, 3)  •Ability to save 'payment profiles', which allows your payment information to be saved so you won't have to enter it every time you wish to make an online gift, 4)  •Your name and address are automatically retrieved when you login, which saves time when making a new online gift.

 

3. Quick Give or First Time Users:  If this is your first time giving online you will select First Time? and fill in the correct information.  If you are just wantin to make a 1 time donation you may want to select Quick Give and follow the directions. For existing account members, select "Login" and then enter your username and password. The giving options are for designated giving purposes: tithes & offerings, hope resources (events), missions, building fund, and other.  There is a place to make a note if you are giving in response to a specific call to give, i.e. Kenya or Women's conference.  Select the appropriate category for your giving and make any necessary note.

 

4. Review your information and click "Submit" to post your giving or click "Back" to make any corrections.  An email confirmation will be sent to the email address that you provided.

 

5.  In the event of any uncertainty you may contact Woody Bryan at 208-305-7499 or woodyb@hopechapellewiston.com.

 

Online Giving FAQ's

Q.  Will I receive a contribution statement for tax purposes?
A.  Yes, you will receive a contribution statement at the first of the year in the mail reflecting you previous year's giving.  This statement will reflect all giving from your online giving as well as giving you drop off at church in the offering box.


Q.  What if I need to make changes (credit card, amount, date) to a scheduled contribution?
A.  When you log in you will be given a chance to edit or delete a scheduled contribution, including the credit card, date, frequency and amount under the recurring account tab for recurring deposits only.

Q.  Is online giving secure?
A.  We've taken steps to ensure that the giving process is safe and secure from beginning to end. All of your giving data is secured by SSL encryption. SSL is an acronym for "Secure Socket Layer", a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the Internet. It is the same technology used by banks and e-commerce companies such as Amazon.com to keep your information safe and secure during transactions.  The company we have contracted with (SimpleGive) to secure your transactions carry's the highest level of security and is a reputable company in it's industry of financial transactions.

 

Q.  What types of bank accounts can I give from?
A.  You can give online from your checking account, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover (we do not accept American Express at this time).  Debit cards that are designated as Visa or MasterCard work just like a credit card for online transactions.

Q.  Are there any fees involved with giving online?
A.  Not to you. You will not pay any fees with an online gift. In addition, online gifts are a more cost efficient way for the church to process donations.  We take care of fees to keep your information secure and cover the merchant account fees for transactions like any business would if they wanted to receive money through credit card usage.

 

Q.  Will I still receive regular contribution statements from the church?
A.  Yes. The church will continue to send year-end contribution statements to your address on file for tax purposes.

 

Q.  When will contributions be taken from my account?
A.  Contributions will be taken from your specified bank account within 24 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.  For eChecks it may take up to 72 hours for bank verification, but this is standard for any online check transfer.

 

Q.  Can I designate my gift to a particular cause?
A.  Yes, you can designate your gift to go toward tithes and offerings or any of the funds listed on our site. We may also add additional causes at specific times.  Remember designated contributions that receive goods in exchange are not tax deductible according to IRS regulations.

Q.  How will I know that I set up my gift correctly?
A.  Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an e-mail verifying your contribution.

For more answers to your questions please contact Woody Bryan at 208-305-7499 or woodyb@hopechapellewiston.com.

 

Our Policies:

Hope Chapel values you as a giver and holds your information securely. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties.  We believe we have taken all the necessary steps to make Online Giving safe, secure and a more effective way of giving in our ever advancing culture.

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 canceled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact us. We will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are experiencing difficulties, please describe your problem and include your phone number and the best time to call you back.

 

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