Frequently Asked Questions About Electronic Contribution
Q. What is electronic contribution?
A. Electronic contribution is an automatic transfer program which allows you to make contributions without writing checks
Q. What is the advantage of electronic contribution?
A. It saves time. You also help the church stabilize its budget and save money
Q. How is my electronic contribution automatically deducted from my account?
A. Once you authorize the transfer, your specified contribution is electronically transferred directly from your checking or savings account to the church’s account.
Q. When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
A. On the date you authorize.
Q. If I do not write checks, how do I balance my checkbook?
A. Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date.
Q. Without a canceled check, how can I prove I made my contribution?
A. Your bank statement gives you an itemized list of electronic transfers. It is your proof of contribution.
Q. Is electronic contribution risky?
A. Electronic contribution is less risky than check contribution. It cannot be lost, stolen or destroyed. It has an extremely high rate of accuracy.
Q. What if I change bank accounts?
A. Notify us and we will give you a new authorization form to complete.
Q. How much does electronic contribution cost?
A. For you nothing!
Q. What if I try electronic contribution and don’t like it?
A. You can cancel your authorization by notifying us any time. But, once you’ve enjoyed the convenience, time and money savings of electronic contribution, we doubt you will want to go back to making contributions the way you did before.
Q. How do I sign up for electronic contribution?