Online Giving

Online and In-App Giving

Many of our members are opting to have their paychecks directly deposited, some of them use out-of-town banks and don’t have easy access to get cash. Some of our members even use banks that have no physical locations and do not offer the use of checks, while others live in a different state and use our live stream to attend our church. Oh, how the world is changing!!

Forest Park now gives you the option to securely tithe online or use the Church Center app on your mobile device. You can use your checking account, debit, or credit card. You can also choose to give one time or set up reoccurring giving.

Unfortunately, this convenience and simplicity come at a cost to the church. We are charged a small fee to offer this option.  If you can, there is an option for you to “Cover the Fees”,  All you have to do is check the box next to that option. If you can’t “Cover the Fees” that’s ok too, simply leave that unchecked and they will take the fees out of the amount you choose to give. We thank you for giving either way!

For example, if you give $100 with a debit or credit card we get charged 2.15%+30¢. This means of the $100 we will actually get $97.50. However, if you select the option to “Cover the Fees”  you will be charged $102.50 and we will actually receive the full $100 you give.

For those interested in how the algebra works out, it looks like this:

Gross = (Net + .3) / (1 – .0215)
Gross = $100.30 / 0.9785
Gross = $102.503832 rounded to $102.50

You can also link and use your checking account rather than use a debit or credit card, the fee for this is only a flat .25¢ if you choose to “Cover the Fees”. Linking and using your checking account is known as an ACH transaction and can take a few days for the funds to be taken from your account. However, over time the cost savings really can add up for you and the church!

Giving online is fast, and convenient, but more importantly, it is safe and secure. You will not leave our website, and traffic to and from our website is securely encrypted.

The first time you give if you create an account and enter your email address your statement will go right to your email.

If you would prefer, you can download the app to your mobile device by clicking a button below or visit on your mobile device.

If you would like a little more information about security visit this page.

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