How do I view my giving history, access giving statements, and keep track of my giving methods?
Sign-in to your Faithlife account and select "giving" on the left-hand menu.
How is my donation allocated?
There are two permanent designated funds, the Ministry Fund and the Building Fund.
The Ministry Fund, aka our annual budget, is approved by our members each November and directs how donations are spent. 10% of our ministry fund goes to missions.
The Building Fund is set aside for new building and capital improvement projects. Our Long Term Planning Team advises on the management of these funds. This fund is separate from our annual budget and is used as needed.
On occasion, temporary designated funds are established for specific projects or events. At the conclusion of the temporary fund purpose, any overages or unused funds will be re-directed to the Ministry Fund. All donations are under the control of the church.
Contact the church office for more information at 360-892-4664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Online giving does have transaction fees. When using a card, there is a flat $0.30 per transaction fee and 2.35% of the donation. When using ACH, there is a $0.30 per transaction fee and 0.80% of the donation. We plan for banking fees in our budget, but want to make sure you know how your donations are received. You always get full credit for the amount you give on your end-of-year statements.
To help reduce the amount of fees while maintaining the ease of online giving, there are a couple things you can do.
1. When possible, use ACH instead of debit cards. This allows more of your donation to go directly to the church.
2. Plan your donations to only give once or twice a month rather than weekly. This reduces the number of per transaction fees.