Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about giving.
Why do we give?
The greatest act of love and generosity was God giving his son, Jesus, for us. Giving our time, talents, and money is simply our natural response to an understanding of the generosity of a good God.
How do I give to One Community Church?
The easiest way to give to One Community Church is through the online giving portal (which you may access here) – it’s convenient, simple, and secure. You can add your checking account or credit or debit card to give as a single, one-time gift or to set up recurring gifts.
However, there are many ways to give, so choose whichever is most convenient for you! See here for details of other ways to give.
How often will payments be pulled from my account?
You can determine the frequency and amount that can be charged to your checking account, debit or credit card.
Can I give from anywhere in the world?
Yes! Here’s how:
- If you reside in the United States, you can set up recurring or one-time payments through Fellowship One Giving on the One Community Church website or mobile app.
- If you reside outside of the United States, you can give via your PayPal account by clicking here and send your gift to firstname.lastname@example.org
Where does my donation go?
When you give to the One Community Church tithes and offerings funds, your donation goes directly to One Community Church and is used to finance the ongoing operations of the church. When you give to a specific need, your gift will be used in support of the designated cause. Know that we honor your gifts with faithful stewardship, ethical business practices, and full accountability so that the financial integrity of One Community Church remains beyond reproach.
How are electronic payments processed?
Payments to One Community Church are handled through our partner, Fellowship One Giving.
Is my giving information secure?
Absolutely. Any personal or financial information you enter is encrypted using SSL security – the same state-of-the-art security measures used by online retailers, banks, and other financial institutions.
What is Fellowship One Giving?
Fellowship One Giving is our giving platform that allows you to give a single, one-time gift or schedule recurring giving using your checking account or debit or credit card.
Do I need to create an online account to give?
No. That said, we do recommend creating one so that you can view your online giving history. Also, you will be asked to create an account if you’d like to setup recurring donations.
Can I set up recurring giving?
Yes! If you reside in the United States, you have the option to “Make this gift recurring” after designating a fund and amount on the from the main Giving page. Once you click that option, you can choose from a list of frequency choices and set a start date for the recurring donations.
I’ve signed up for the automated giving program, but would like to change my preferences or need to stop. How do I do this?
You can make changes at any time by using the “edit giving profile” button. Once you log in you can change any of your preferences or stop your automated giving.
Is my giving to One Community Church tax deductible?
Yes, One Community Church is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Will I Receive a Receipt When I Give Online?
Yes. You will be emailed a donation receipt each time you give. However, we recommend creating an account so you can view all your online giving history.
When will I receive my annual giving statement?
Your annual giving statement will be emailed to you each January for the previous calendar year. Our ability to provide you with a statement is based on having your most up-to-date information.
You can view your giving history throughout the year by logging into your Fellowship One Giving account online by clicking here.
What is the deadline for annual contributions?
Cash and check contributions must be received or postmarked by December 31 to be included on your giving statement for that year. Online transactions must be initiated by 11:59 pm CST on December 31 to be included.
Is there a minimum or maximum I can give online?
No. That said, for very large gifts, we recommend you contact us to ensure your gift is processed in a timely fashion. (Our internal giving security can flag large donations for security reasons).
How do I give to Campaign Next, mission trips or other special projects?
For any electronic giving options, choose the desired Fund you’d like to give to from the dropdown menu included on the giving screen. The available funds to donate toward will be in the dropdown menu, such as Tithes and offerings, Campaign Next, missions and more.