Welcome to The River Church’s Online Giving
Online giving is a safe and easy way to support the ministries of TRC. This system enables you to support the church by making a one-time contribution or establishing a recurring contribution.
Three Simple Steps
1. Create a user id and password.
2. Provide contact and bank or credit card information.
3. Indicate the amount and designation for your gift.
If you’d like to set up a recurring gift, you’ll need to visit our church database ( CCB ) and set up an account. Then click on Give on the left side of the screen and it will walk you through the process. If you have any trouble please contact our front office during business hours and we’d be happy to help.
Benefits of giving online
There are several benefits to online giving for both you and the church.
First Fruits – In Proverbs 3:9 we are taught to honor the Lord with the “First Fruits” of our labor. By setting up a recurring contribution that is scheduled to come out of your account on the day you specify you can ensure that your First Fruits are given back to God.
Simplicity – You will not need to remember if you gave this month or send in your offering checks when you are out of town.
Security – Online giving is more secure than giving with a check in that an electronic gift can’t be lost or stolen. For additional information on how The River Church keeps your information and contributions secure scroll down to the SECURITY section.
No Distractions – Instead of needing to worry about writing your contribution check during the service, you can be fully engaged with the worship service, knowing that you have already given your offering.
Helping TRC – Online contributions require less processing from our administrative staff since the information is logged and deposited automatically.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Is it safe to give online?
Yes. In many ways giving online is safer than writing a check because an electronic gift cannot be lost or stolen. The security of the system is continually managed by Church Community Builder (CCB).
Q: What types of bank accounts can I give from?
You can give online from your checking account, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and ACH.
Q: Are there any fees involved with giving online?
Not to you. You will not pay any fees with an online gift. In addition, online gifts are a more cost efficient way for the church to process donations.
Q: Can I make a one-time contribution?
Yes. The system allows you the option of either making a one-time contribution or setting up a recurring contribution. For a one-time contribution, you can designate that the contribution should be made immediately or, for both one-time and recurring contributions, you can schedule the contributions to come out of your bank account on the date(s) specified by you.
Q: If I want to set-up a recurring gift, what are my options for frequency of my gift?
For recurring gifts, you have the option of giving weekly, twice a month, every two weeks or once a month.
Q: Can I change my personal information or the amount or the frequency of my gift once I have set it up?
Yes. You can change or cancel your contribution at any time before the date of your next contribution. Simply log in to the system using your user name and password and make the necessary changes in the system.
Q: Can I review my donation history online?
Yes. The site will allow you to view the complete history of your contributions, given either online or otherwise. Once you’ve created an account, you will be able to contribute immediately.
Q: Will I still receive regular contribution statements from the church?
Yes. The church will continue to send year-end contribution statements to your address on file for tax purposes.
Q: Can I designate my gift to a particular cause?
Yes, you can designate your gift to go toward tithes and offerings, and our benevolence or missions funds. We may also add additional causes at specific times.
Q: How will I know that I set up my gift correctly?
Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive a confirmation email.
Q: Does it matter which Internet browser I use?
No. Any browser will work.
Q: I have additional questions about online giving that have not been addressed. Who can I talk to?
For any questions, concerns or comments about the online giving system, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a response from our staff as soon as possible.
At The River Church, we use an online database called Church Community Builder for our church accounting. Their system allows us to provide access to your contribution records and allows you to make donations online. They provide all of the security for the system. This system is used by churches throughout the country and has been fully tested by them.
Please help us keep your information safe by protecting your login information. Access to sensitive personal and financial information can be gained by letting someone else use your account or by leaving the information for someone else to see. The River Church will never call you to ask for your login information.
Your information is held securely by the CCB system. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions.