FBC accepts tax-deductible donations. You may give in-person by putting your gift in the offering boxes located at the back of the sanctuary, or you may mail a gift to the church office.
For your convenience, you may also give online using Tithe.ly, through which you can give to FBC using a debit card, major credit card, or instant transfer from your bank account. This can be a one-time gift, or you can set up a recurring gift.
You can also download the Tithely app for more convenient giving from your smartphone.
Do you have questions about online giving? View our FAQ below.
What are the benefits of online or electronic giving?
The following are some of the benefits that you and FBC will realize by giving online:
It gives you an opportunity to determine what you would like to give in advance to the ministry of FBC and include it in your financial planning.
Online giving is fast and convenient.
You don't have to remember to bring your check book or cash to church on Sunday.
You can give just once or set up a regular, automated schedule for giving, e.g., weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.
It helps simplify life . . . no more trying to remember whether or not you have supported FBC this week or month.
When you give using a credit card, you will continue to earn credit card rewards, such as air miles, points, and cash back if your credit card includes such a benefit.
You can reduce the number of paper checks you write.
Giving can occur even when you are out of town or unable to attend a service.
Regular online giving stabilizes giving patterns which, in turn, will help FBC better forecast and manage its resources.
As more people give online, the administrative processes for receiving, counting, storing, and depositing funds and preparing detailed financial reports are streamlined. This frees up church personnel and volunteers to focus on other ministry opportunities.
What program for online giving does FBC use?
FBC uses an online-giving program operated by eChurch through Tithe.ly. We switched over from PushPay to allow our members to easily give via text, mobile, and other online avenues. To get more information about Tithe.ly, visit get.tithe.ly.
Do I need a Tithe.ly account to use FBC's online giving?
Not for a one-time gift using a major credit card (see below). You only need a Tithe.ly account if you want to set up recurring payments, give via ACH (a bank account), or store your payment method so that you don't have to type it out each time.
Is there a cost to set up and maintain a Tithe.ly account?
No. There is no charge to the donor for setting up or keeping a Tithe.ly account open.
What payment options are available through FBC's online giving?
Tithe.ly offers several different options for giving. Through Tithe.ly you can give through the following means:
Credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express)
Transfer from your bank account
Is it wise to use a credit card for giving?
We urge you NOT to use a credit card for giving UNLESS you regularly pay off the card's full balance every month. The reason for that is when you carry a balance over from month to month, the credit card companies charge a very high interest rate. In fact, for this reason, it is unwise to use a credit card at all UNLESS you pay the monthly balance in full.
What are the fees for online-giving transactions?
No fees are incurred by you (the donor) for any contributions made using the online-giving system. However, FBC incurs a fee for donations made electronically: 1% for electronic withdraws from a checking account, 2% for debit cards, and 3% for credit cards. There is an option for you to donate a little more to cover the fees if you wish.
How does the online-donation process work?
You decide, with God, when and how much to donate. As you go through the online donation process, you will be directed through a few short and simple steps. Secure web forms are used to collect your personal information and donation designations. At the end of the process, you will be given an opportunity to review your entries before you make them final. At any point in the process, you are given an opportunity to cancel the transaction.
What if I change bank accounts or the credit/debit card I use for donating?
You can change your payment method at any time by accessing your online Tithe.ly account. Visit the Tithe.ly help site to find out how to change your payment method.
What if I want to adjust the date or amount or cancel a recurring donation?
You can log into your Tithe.ly account and change the recurring payment schedule, or cancel the donation, at any point. Visit the Tithe.ly help site to find out how to modify or cancel a recurring payment.
Will I still receive an annual contribution statement for the funds I give electronically?
Yes. FBC will mail your year-end giving statement directly to your home address.
Will I be provided a receipt for a one-time gift that I give electronically?
Yes. As soon as the one-time gift transaction goes through, you will see a link allowing you to print out a detailed receipt for your gift. You will also receive an e-mail notification with a confirmation number, the amount, and recipient information.
Can FBC take money out of my account without my authorization?
Absolutely not! You control when and how much money is transferred either through initiating the one-time-giving option or recurring-gift option.
Whom do I contact if I still have questions?
If you have any questions about donating online, send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will get back to you soon. Also, we welcome any recommendations users may have that will help us improve the online giving process. Please refer to the Tithe.ly donor questions page for any specific technical questions you may have about the website or program.
How do I get started?
Go to Tithe.ly to start giving now!