onlinegivingheaderIn order to give online, you’ll need to have an account on our website.   Having an account will allow you to give electronically, review contribution statements online, edit existing recurring contributions, and easily register and  pay for ministry events online.

Three easy steps to create an account:

1. Click the red button, which will send you to the giving website

2. Click “create account” on the right

3. Fill in in the required fields and click “create your account” button

That’s it! You’re now ready to give online.  Please click the arrow.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Lisa Templeton at 562-868-2234 ext. 3938.

If you already have an account click the blue button to sign in.

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Giving is a vital part of spiritual formation and growth. It requires two things of us:

Faith

Giving is an active expression of our faith. It recognizes God as our True Provider and affirms our confidence in His ability to supply all we need. It is an act of gratitude and dependence.

As we listen to God’s voice and seek His will for our lives, His plan for giving will become obvious to each of us. In response, we can eagerly give, knowing that it pleases Him. Through our gifts, we prove faithful in the stewardship of all God has provided for us, while He blesses us beyond what we can imagine.

Faithfulness

Giving requires the highest standard of personal integrity and discipline. It is not a casual or occasional thing. In 2 Corinthians 8-9, the Bible teaches we are to give willingly, generously, and cheerfully. And our pattern should reflect a regular and systematic plan.

With these two principles in mind, we are providing online giving as a simple way to prioritize and expedite your personal plan for giving.

It keeps first things first.

The Bible indicates giving is to be a “first” and not a last or leftover matter in our lives. Read Proverbs 3:9-10. It is easy to let our intentions be compromised by the pressure of expenses and billing cycles.

It’s consistent.

Have you ever forgotten your gift, left it at home or pledged to double it in the future? Have you had times where you have fallen behind because of travel or other schedule interruptions? Online giving provides a way to stay up to date with your budget.

It’s convenient.

Through online giving, you expedite your gift, simplify our accounting, and strengthen our base of regular support.

Security

For your protection, we have taken a number of steps to maximize the security of financial transactions that are accepted on the Florence Avenue Foursquare Church website. Credit card and bank account processing is accomplished using secure processing services. Your entry of this information is encrypted when transmitted. Encryption is a process that scrambles information into a format that unauthorized parties can not decode or utilize. 128-bit encryption is the strongest, most secure form of encryption generally utilized in Internet browsers in North America.

Privacy

The online giving registration form requires you to give us contact information (like your name and e-mail address), and demographic information. Florence Avenue will not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. This information is stored in your file in a secure environment separate from our website.

Q Who should give online?

Anyone who is looking for a simpler way to assure their giving. Anyone who would like to give to the ministry of Florence Avenue Foursquare Church either one time or on a recurring basis.

Q Is online giving secure?

Yes it is! See our page about security.

Q When are gifts processed?

You are able to choose the date your gifts are to be processed.

Q What if I’m not a Florence Avenue Foursquare Church member, but I want to make a donation? How would I be able to get a statement for tax purposes?

We are happy to receive your gift, above and beyond your normal giving to your own home church. Online giving is a perfect way for you to give. All givers receive a contribution statement regardless of membership status, assuming we have all of their correct address information.

Q What if I want to cancel or change my online giving?

You may cancel or make changes to your pending contributions at any time. Once your contribution has processed, you cannot make any changes to it through your online giving account.

Q Will my online gifts be included on my Statement of Contributions?

Yes, they will be included.

Q Can I view my past giving history online?

Once your gift has been processed, you may view your giving history online three business days after you have established your new account in our current system. Going forward, you will be able to view your giving history at any time.

Q How can I get a receipt of my online gift?

You will receive a contribution statement in the mail yearly. Your online contributions will appear on these paper statements.

Q My question is not listed here, now what?

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Lisa Templeton at 562-868-2234.