Online Giving

Online giving is the easiest way to support the church, offering the flexibility of giving from wherever you are using your credit/debit card or bank account. The following questions are some of the most commonly asked; however, if you would like additional information, please email operations@thebeliefexperiment.org.

To give online to The Belief Experiment now, please click here.


 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I give online?
Is online giving safe?
What payment methods are accepted?
How much does this cost the church?
Can I view my giving history and update my stored payment methods?
How do I get started?


 

Why should I give online?

Online giving offers a number of benefits:

Security: When giving online, your payment information is protected by industry-standard encryption, and details (such as account/card numbers) are stored by the church’s payment processor. This reduces the risk presented by cash and even checks by avoiding any handling of physical payments.

Flexibility: Online giving allows you to give from wherever you may be, even if you are unable to be in worship. Even if you are in worship, online giving allows you to give using your credit/debit card or bank account, eliminating the need to remember checks or cash. You are also able to set up a recurring donation, which allows your donation to automatically be given on a set schedule that you control.

Accuracy: Because you initiate any online gifts, there is no risk of information being incorrectly entered.

Is online giving safe?

Yes! Online giving is actually safer than giving with checks or cash, since the money never actually goes through a human’s hands. Our online giving platform protects all payment information with industry-standard encryption, and the church annually completes a security audit of our computer systems. Additionally, your payment information is never stored by the church (even if you choose to store a payment method for later use), and is instead stored by our payment processor.

What payment methods are accepted?

All major credit and debit cards are accepted, as are ACH (bank account) transfers.

How much does this cost the church?

Great question! Our payment processor offers extremely competitive rates of 2.3% + $0.30 per credit/debit card transaction, and $0.25 per ACH (bank account) transaction. These rates are extremely competitive and, in our view, worth it since many of our donations would not be received except for online giving.

Can I view my giving history and updated my stored payment methods?

Yes! Just visit the giving website, and you’ll see an option to log in at the top of the screen. Follow that link, enter your email address, and you’ll receive a link by email to view your donor profile as well as give using a stored payment method. You can also modify any recurring gifts at this link. If your email address has changed, please email operations@thebeliefexperiment.org.

How do I get started?

Just click here to go to our secure online giving portal. There, you’ll be able to enter your payment information and submit your one-time or recurring donation – the whole process takes under 5 minutes.