Giving FAQ’s

Online Giving FAQ

Have questions about online giving at Epiphany?

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.

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.

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.

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 provide a record of your contributions 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 bank accounts?
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.

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.