The Church Executive has recognised that there is a need for our Church family and friends to be able to give their tithes and offerings to the church from wherever they happen to be. Even if you do not come to church each week but you are enjoying the online services you can still give to support the work of the Lord here in Nambucca Baptist Church.
The first thing that we had to do was make our website secure so that online transactions could be made safely. This was done a couple of weeks ago and if you have a look at the URL box at the top of your browser window you will see that there is now a little padlock there in the left-hand corner. This indicates that the page is secure. We have applied this security to every page on the website as an indication of the responsibility that we have to protect our members when they visit our site at any time.
After due consideration, we have selected Tithe.ly as our provider of choice for online giving. There are no setup costs or monthly fees. There is a small fee per transaction of 2.9% plus 0.30 cents per transaction. Whichever way you use Tithe.ly you can elect to either pay the fee yourself or have it deducted from the amount that you give to the church. As an example, to test the system I made a donation of $50.00 from the phone app version of Tithe.ly. I agreed to pay the fee myself and $1.27 was added to the amount debited to my card.
From today you will be able to give your tithes and offerings securely, online, in either of two ways.
- If you have a smartphone, you can download the Tithe.ly app from your smartphone app store. There is an app for both Android and Apple. Once you have done this it is simply a matter of entering your details into the app and away you go. I have already tried this out and it works well.
- Secondly, just press the green Give button on the website page and again fill in your details and the payment will be made immediately.
There are options for regular giving on a set date if you wish to use that option, alternatively, you can do a one-off donation each time you use the app, either way it’s your choice.
Once you have made an online payment you will receive an email receipt signed by our Treasurer Anne, for your personal records.