Online Giving FAQ

Who should give online?
Do I have to be a member to give online?
Is my online giving secure?
Can I make a one-time gift?
If I make a recurring gift, what are my options for the frequency of my gift?
What if I want to cancel or change my online giving?
How will I know if my gift was received?
Can I view my giving history online?
Can I get a receipt for my online gift?
Will my online giving count toward my pledge?
What forms of payment can I use?
If I have more questions, who should I contact?

 

Who should give online?
Anyone who would like to give to the mission and ministry of Central Presbyterian Church; gifts can be made as either a one-time donation (Donate button) or set up as a recurring draft from your debit card, credit card, or PayPal account (Pledge button).

 

Do I have to be a member to give online?
No, we welcome gifts to the ministry and mission of Central from both members and friends.

 

Is my online giving secure?
Yes it is! Central uses PayPal for our online giving resource. PayPal is one of the most well known and most trusted online transaction companies in the world. Here are a few reasons why Central uses PayPal:

 

  • More than 100,000 nonprofit organizations use PayPal to raise money online.
  • PayPal has more than 60 million active account holders worldwide.
  • PayPal has built a reputation of trust, security, and respect in the market place. Online purchasers know and trust PayPal.
  • Provides donors with a safe, secure, and convenient way to donate online without sharing any financial information with the church.
  • Donors may use their personal PayPal account to donate online. Donors who do not have a PayPal account may donate using their debit or credit card.
  • PayPal—NOT CENTRAL—is responsible and liable for the security of the transaction and financial information of the donors.


Can I make a one-time gift?
Yes, you can make a one-time gift (Donate button) or set up a recurring gift (Pledge button).

If I make a recurring gift, what are my options for the frequency of my gift and when will they be processed?
Recurring gifts can only be set up on a weekly basis. These funds will be automatically drafted from your debit card, credit card, or PayPal account every week.

What if I want to cancel or change my online giving?
To change your online giving at any time, you should contact the church office at 276-669-3157 or email Sarah Blakeney, our Finance Director.

How will I know if my gift was received?
After your transaction has processed successfully, your web browser will automatically be directed to a confirmation page thanking you for your online gift. If the transaction is not successful, your web browser will automatically be redirected to a failed transaction page. Failed transactions will need to be resubmitted. If you continue experiencing failed transactions, please report this problem to Sarah Blakeney, our Finance Director.

Can I view my giving history online?
Your past giving history will not be available online. However, the church will maintain a record of your online giving which will be mailed to you at the end of the year.

Can I get a receipt for my online gift?
After you submit your gift information, a confirmation email will be sent to you. This is considered a valid receipt. In addition, your gift will appear on your regular giving statement.

Will my online giving count toward my pledge?
Yes, all online giving will be credited toward your pledge amount unless you specifically request that we use the funds for other purposes such as Habitat for Humanity or Bristol Faith and Action.

What forms of payment can I use?
PayPal accepts both debit and credit cards. (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover)

If I have more questions, who should I call?
Contact Mary Moffatt or call the church office 276-669-3157.