At Evangel Temple we give joyfully as part of our worship in response to all that Jesus has given us and to help more people come to the Lord Jesus. While you can always give your cash or check gift at offering time on Sunday’s, we offer online giving to assist you in giving faithfully and consistently in a way that is safe and convenient. Don’t let not having a checkbook or cash with you prevent you from experiencing the blessing of giving!
OLD ONLINE GIVING
We are in the process of transitioning away from our previous online giving service to a new, updated platform. The old online giving will be available until Sunday, October 6 (EXTENDED). Before that day, please login to the old online giving and cancel any recurring online gifts you may have created. Then, go to the new online giving (below) and set up your new account and recurring gifts. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Church Office (417.883.0676 and email@example.com). Thank you for your patience during this transition!
NEW ONLINE GIVING
Welcome to our new online giving platform. You now have three convenient ways to give: online, mobile app, or text to give. Click one of the buttons below and follow the instructions provided. Questions? Feel free to contact the Church Office (417.883.0676 and firstname.lastname@example.org).
WHY WE GIVE - A BIBLICAL RESPONSE
We feel strongly about stewardship and financial responsibility. The Bible teaches that God is the owner of everything, including our money and possessions. Jesus taught that our money is an indicator of the condition of our hearts, and Paul instructs us to give cheerfully, sacrificially, and regularly. When we give, we give back to God what He already owns. Our giving is an indication of trust, discipleship, and commitment. Giving is an active expression of our faith and recognizes God as our true provider. It affirms our trust in His ability to supply all our need. It is an act of gratitude and dependence. It allows us to partner with God in His work through our church and in the world. Giving requires the highest standard of faithfulness and discipline. Our pattern of giving should reflect a regular and systematic plan. Through our tithes and offerings, we prove faithful in the stewardship of all God has provided for us. Proverbs 3:9 says: Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops.
HOW DOES MY GIVING SUPPORT THE CHURCH?
Evangel Temple prepares and adopts an annual ministry financial plan (budget). This plan is carefully prepared with detailed planning over several months. The financial plan is an operating tool that guides our church in ministry, mission, and operations. Every member and attendee of Evangel Temple has a God-given role in supporting the financial needs of the church through regular giving. Your gifts support several ministries, dozens of missionaries, outreaches, and events. Feel free to designate for a specific ministry, missionary or outreach when you give. For more information on what ministries ET offers, see our Ministries page.
IS GIVING ONLINE SECURE?
Only church attendees, with church-issued login credentials, can access their individual account through the online giving system. Our church staff is trained to oversee that adequate security measures are constantly in place. We review those measures regularly to make sure they are up-to-date and that your giving is secure.
ARE THERE ONLINE HELP GUIDES?
Yes, we have online help guides and videos for you! Click on the Help Guides picture or Go to etchurch.org/resources, click on the Online Directory page. There will be PDF guides you can download and videos you can watch from your browser. Of course, you can contact the Church Office any time for help: 417.883.0676 and email@example.com.
ARE THERE FEES FOR GIVING ONLINE?
For tithes and offerings given online by direct deposit from your bank account, there are no fees attached. However, if you give using your credit card, the church is charged a 2.85% fee by our service provider and we do not pass this fee on to you, the giver. Please take this into account when you give. A service may be charged by the church on credit card payment for church event tickets.
WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND? WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
You may cancel online giving at any time. Please contact the church accountant (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your questions, or call the Church Office (417.883.0676 or email@example.com) to leave a message for the accountant.