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ONLINE GIVING "FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS"

General

What is Online Giving?
Online Giving is a direct paperless transaction whereby your contribution is deducted electronically from your bank checking or savings account into your church’s bank account.

Why should I give online?
Giving online is a personal preference with many benefits for both you and our Church. You may relate to a few of these reasons below:

1. Online giving can help you stay consistent: Even when you are away from church, you can still be regular in your giving so you won't have to worry about 'catching up' when you get back. It is a convenient way to fulfill your stewardship commitments and support the ministries of Siloam Baptist Church, even when you can’t attend. It provides not only a secure, paperless option, but allows you to establish a disciplined giving pattern.

2. Less distractions during the service: You don't have to think about filling out your check or searching your purse/wallet during the service and impacting your worship experience. Instead of worrying about writing a check, you can be fully engaged with the service, knowing that you have already given your offering.

3. Online Giving is convenient: As long as you have internet access, you can give anywhere, at anytime.

4. Security & Privacy: Online Giving is more secure than writing a check that can be lost or stolen in the mail. In addition, your donations remain private as they don’t need to be counted or handled by staff or various volunteers. Your information is only seen by the Finance Secretary for the purposes of properly recording your giving for tax records.

5. Helping Siloam Baptist Church: Online contributions require less processing and bookkeeping from the administrative staff since the information is logged and deposited automatically.



When will my contributions be deducted from my account?
Your electronic contribution will be debited on the date YOU specify online.

Can I try out the online service by giving just one time?
Yes. You may try online giving by selecting “One-Time” in the frequency drop down box during the signup process. You will see how easy and convenient the process really is. You may choose to always make each donation "one-time" or you can set up recurring payments - whatever best fits your budget and schedule.

How do I change my donation amount?
You can change your donation amount, frequency, bank account information, or any other online giving option once you’ve established a recurring donation?
Simply login to your online giving account and make any changes as often as you wish.


Security

Will my information be secure?
At Siloam Baptist Church, we have contracted for this process through Vanco Payment Solutions. Their system allows us to provide access to you of your contribution records and allows you to make donations online. They provide all of the security for the system. This system is used by churches throughout the country and has been fully tested by them. Please help us keep your information safe by protecting your login information, just as you would with online banking. Access to sensitive information can be gained by letting someone else use your account or by leaving the information page open for someone else to see. Siloam Baptist Church will never call you to ask for your login information.

Who is Vanco Payment Solutions: Vanco Payment Solutions provides the specialized payment solutions that let you better do the important work you’re called to do. We work closely with churches, schools and other faith-based organizations to move you beyond a cash-and-check-only environment. With the ability to accept credit card, debit card and eCheck donation from anywhere within your organization, you’re able to meet more needs, extend your reach and strengthen vital relationships.

Vanco is the payments partner with the in-depth understanding of what it takes to facilitate predictable donations from members. Our technology and services were specifically designed to help manage this key part of a faith-based organization’s operations. Vanco has the know-how you need to make your entire giving process effective, secure and easy for you—and those you serve.

More than 20,000 churches, schools and other faith-based organizations nationwide rely on Vanco Payment Solutions for convenient electronic donation and payment services. Our specialized solutions provide much-needed financial stability, better forecasting and greater confidence in meeting financial goals and operation.

 

Record Keeping

Will I receive a record of my contributions?
Yes. Immediately after giving online, you will receive an e-mail notice for that specific contribution. Our regular contribution statements are mailed from the church office with a year-end statement record for your tax purposes. All gifts are tax deductible.

Without a canceled check, how can I prove I made a contribution?
Your bank statement will provide you an itemized list of any electronic transactions and your donations will be summarized on your regular giving statements prepared and mailed by our church. You also have an email report after you make a donation.

How do I participate in the weekly offertory if my contribution is automatically deducted from my checking account?
If you wish, you may write “I’m giving online” on your offering envelope and place it in the offering plate, but this is not necessary. 

Who do I talk to if I have more questions?
Feel free to contact the church office at 1-610-275-8163. You can also e-mail your questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it attention: Finance Committee.

 




 

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