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Online Giving

What is online giving?


  • Most of us give financially to the Lord every week
  • It may be the most frequent regular financial transaction that we engage in
  • With the convenience of online automatic payments, we can each save time and effort using this method
  • Makes it easy when out of town, forget checkbook, etc.

1 Corinthians 16:2 On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with your income, saving it up, so that when I come no collections will have to be made

Electronic Contributions via Dwolla

Dwolla is a payment network that allows any person, business, or non‐profit to send, request and accept money. Unlike payment companies that rely on plastic cards and charge hefty fees, Dwolla has built their own network that securely connects to your bank account (no credit cards involved) and allows you to move money. By not linking with credit cards or debit cards, Dwolla allows users to send and receive funds without any transaction fees.

How do I do it?

In order to make an electronic contribution to the church, you need to first create a personal account. Account creation is simple and takes about 5 minutes.

  1. Go to www.Dwolla.com.
  2. Click the “Sign Up” button near the top on the right hand side.
  3. Enter your email address and create a password.
  4. Click “create your account.”
  5. On the next screen, select “Personal” for the type of account you want to set up. Fill in the personal information requested and create a 4‐digit PIN.
  6. Check the box to accept terms of service and then click “Create my account.”
  7. If requested, answer the questions provided to verify your identity.
  8. From there, you should be taken directly to the Funding Sources screen. On the right side, click “Connect an account.”
  9. Follow the instructions provided to connect your bank account. If you have login credentials for your bank’s website, you can complete this process immediately by selecting “Instant Account Verification.” If not, use “Deposit Verification” which takes 1‐3 business days.
  10. If you’d like to be able to accept payments to your Dwolla account, click on “Verify your email address” in the blue banner at the top of the page.

Recurring Contribution Instructions

After your personal Dwolla account has been created (see above), you may automatically contribute funds to the church either weekly or monthly.

  1. Click on this secure Recurring Donations link and fill out the form with your name, contact information, frequency (weekly or monthly) and amount you wish to give. Then click 'Submit'.
  2. To continue the transaction, sign into your Dwolla account using the email address and password you selected.
  3. For source, select your bank account.
  4. To completed, enter your Dwolla PIN and click Submit Payment.

NOTE: At this time, when setting up recurring Dwolla donations, your first donation will process IMMEDIATELY and then continue at the frequency you selected. You can NOT schedule a future start date at this time.

One-Time Contribution Instructions

You can also make one-time (non-recurring) contributions to the church using Dwolla.

  1. Click on this secure One-Time Donation link and fill out the form with your name, contact information, and amount you wish to give.
  2. To continue the transaction, sign into your Dwolla account using the email address and password you selected.
  3. For source, select your bank account.
  4. To completed, enter your Dwolla PIN and click Submit Payment.