Giving FAQ

If none of your questions are answered below, please call our Finance office at (901) 347-5620.

Online Giving Instructions

    How to give
    1. Navigate to our Giving page and log in to your account.
    2. Select Recurring or One Time giving options
    3. Select which fund you would like to give to in the dropdown menu, then enter the dollar amount for that fund in the input above.
    4. Select the giving frequency (Weekly, Biweekly, Semi-monthly, Monthly) if your gift is recurring. Make any necessary adjustments to timing.
    5. Click +Add Gift if you would like to give to more than one fund.
    6. Add your card and/or banking details.
    7. Click Submit Setup to complete the process.
    Do I need an account to give?

    No! No account is required to give, unless you are setting up a recurring gift. However, an account is recommended. From the giving page, simply select “Sign In” and the system will walk you through the process of creating your account.

     

    What are the benefits of an account?

    An account will allow you to set up a recurring gift, make a pledge to our annual Love Offering, and save your preferred payment type to make your giving experience easier!

    You can also access your account at any time to see previous gifts, pledge progress, and manage ongoing recurring gifts.

    You can access your account from any web connected device or from our mobile app.

    IF I DON'T CREATE AN ACCOUNT, CAN I STILL GET TAX CREDIT FOR MY DONATION?

    Yes, even if you opt not to create an account, our giving software will create a record to track your donations. That same software will send you your giving statement in January. You can access your giving record here.

    Online Giving FAQ

    Have questions about online giving at Bellevue?

    How Can I Give to the Church?
    By making an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using the secure E-give page to enter your information. It is perfectly safe, secure, and easier than writing a check. You can set up an automatic EFT on a one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.
    Can I Give With a Credit Card?
    Bellevue strongly teaches that living “debt free” is a worthy goal for all Christians. We offer online giving only as a convenience and not as a way to circumvent sound Biblical money management principles or in any way to incur debt. Users of online giving are responsible for setting up and controlling their online giving options. They can designate where their giving goes (general fund, love offering, missions, etc.) and the frequency in which they give. Online giving is secure and tax deductible. Online giving allows you to set up your giving using an automatic bank draft to your account. Credit cards are not permitted.
    Why Do We Give?
    Proverbs 3:9, “Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops…”

    Jesus taught that our money is an indicator of our hearts and Paul taught that if we are loved by God and love Him in return we would give cheerfully, sacrificially, and regularly.

    The Bible teaches that God is the Owner of everything, including our money and possessions. When we give, we give back to God what He already owns. Our giving is an indication of trust, discipleship, and commitment. We believe that the minimum Biblical standard for giving is 10%, commonly called a “tithe.”

    The church provides an annual worship teaching series led by Brother Steve designed to teach and encourage Biblical stewardship, and to lead one to commit to both tithing and giving beyond the tithe. The church also offers classes on Biblical money management. These classes provide in-depth study of what God’s Word teaches about money. They also help in teaching money management principles both scripturally and practically. Jesus Christ had more to say about money than almost any other subject in the Bible.

    How Does My Giving Support the Church?
    Bellevue Baptist Church prepares and adopts an annual budget. This budget is carefully prepared with detailed planning spanning many months. The budget is an operating tool that guides our church in ministry, missions, and operations. It is important that every member and attendee understand their God-given role in supporting the financial needs of the church through systematic giving (tithing) to the church. Giving envelopes are mailed to each church family monthly and provided in the Worship Center.
    What is the Advantage of Online Giving?
    It saves time! It saves work! It simplifies your life! You can avoid the hassle of writing and remembering checks! It can also help your consistency and faithfulness in giving.
    When will my contribution be deducted from my account?
    On the dates specified on your authorization form. You never have to worry about forgetting a contribution or mailing it in on time.
    If I do not write checks, how do I keep my checkbook balance straight?
    Since your contribution is made at a pre-established time, you simply record it in your check register on the appropriate date.
    Without a canceled check, how can I document my contribution?
    Your bank statement gives you an itemized list of electronic transfers. It is your proof of contribution. The church will also record your gift and send you a record of your contributions on a quarterly basis for your tax records.
    Is Online Giving Risky?
    Online Giving is less risky than handwritten checks. It cannot be lost, stolen, or destroyed in the mail. It has an extremely high rate of accuracy and is easier for the church accounting office to process.
    What if I Change My Bank Account?

    You can update your profile and banking information for recurring giving at any time by clicking here.

    How much does online giving cost?
    It costs you nothing and saves you time. The fee to the church is nominal.
    How is my Online Giving automatically deducted from my account?
    Once you authorize the EFT transfer, your specified contribution is electronically transferred directly from your checking or savings account to the church’s account. Options include a one-time, weekly, or monthly transaction.
    What if I try Online Giving and don't like it?
    You can cancel your authorization by notifying us any time. But once you’ve enjoyed the convenience, time, and money savings of Online Giving, we doubt you will want to go back to making contributions the way you did before.
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