There are several benefits to online giving for both you and the church. First Fruits – In Proverbs 3:9 we are taught to honor the Lord with the “First Fruits” of our labor. By setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your account on the day you specify, you can ensure that your First Fruits are given back to God. Simplicity – You will not need to remember if you gave this month or send in your offering checks when you are out of town. Security – Online giving is more secure than giving with a check in that an electronic gift can’t be lost or stolen.No Distractions – Instead of needing to worry about writing your contribution check during the service, you can be fully engaged with the worship service, knowing that you have already given your offering. Helping GLAM – Online contributions require less processing from our administrative staff since the information is logged and deposited automatically.
Q. Is there Biblical justification for on-line giving?
Answer: YES! Giving on-line to God’s church, especially recurring withdrawals, is an example of giving Him your “first fruits” as described in Proverbs 3:9.
Q. What are the benefits to online giving?
a. The Bible teaches that your tithes and offerings should be a first, and not a last, matter in your life. By setting up online giving, you can be sure to set that portion aside before other expenses rob you of the joy of giving to God.
b. Have you ever forgotten your tithe or offering, or, fallen behind because of travel or other schedule interruptions? Online giving provides a way to strengthen your faithfulness in giving.
Q. How do I make a contribution?
Answer: Click on the “On-line Giving” on our web site (www.greaterlifeministries.org) and follow the instructions. It’s simple!
Q: Can I review my donation history online?
Answer: Yes. The site will allow you to view the complete history of your contributions, given either online or otherwise. Once you’ve created an account, you will able to contribute immediately. However, for security purposes, before you can see any past contributions, we must manually connect your online account with your previous information. This is a one-time process when you initially create your account. After that, you can view your history at any time.
Q. Can I set up a contribution every week or every month?
Answer: Yes! Please follow the instructions on the web site.
Q. Is GLAM’s on-line giving safe and secure?
Answer: Yes! We use commercially-available internet financial transaction software provided by our website provider and the financial institution which handles GLAM finances.
Q.What about using my credit card?
Answer: Although many people conduct on-line transactions using credit cards, we prefer that you give using a debit card. It’s not God’s desire, nor is it Greater Life Ministries desire, to encourage His people to increase personal debt in order to contribute to a church.
Q.Will I be charged any fees?
Answer: No. However, GLAM is charged a fee for every on-line transaction. We ask that you prayerfully consider increasing your contribution to cover this fee. GLAM also pays a small monthly fee for the on-line service.
Q. Is my on-line contribution tax-deductible?
Answer: Yes. For tax purposes, there is no difference between an on-line contribution and placing a check in the offering on Sunday morning. You will receive a record of all your contributions at the end of the year.