Shiloh is pleased to offer a convenient electronic giving service. This optional "e-Giving" service will allow you to electronically send tax-deductible tithes and offerings directly from your checking/savings account to Shiloh's account without having to write a check or drop cash in the offering plate. As with regular donations, you'll be able to designate separate funds (e.g., General Fund, Building Fun, Lottie Moon Offering, etc.). One benefit of online giving is that you will have the option of setting up your donation to recur automatically on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis. Even if you're away on travel or vacation, for example, your tithes and offerings will be delivered automatically.
The service we've selected is LifeWay's recommended solution provided by NCS Solutions, Inc. Feedback from area churches that use the same service has been quite favorable. Because it's an externally hosted solution, participants will deal directly with the safe, secure NCS web site. You won't be providing your bank account details with anyone at Shiloh. Instead, you'll register on the NCS site and select your payment options. You'll also be able to generate reports of your e-giving history on the site.
Unfortunately, such convenience does come with a price, albeit small. While 100% of your offering will go to God's work at Shiloh, the church will also be billed separately at the rate of 0.5% plus $0.50 per transaction. That may not sound like much, but it has the potential to add up. For example, consider the case where a member sets up automatic donations of $100 per week. To process those electronic transactions, the church will be billed $52 over the course of the year. That's a lot of money just to save someone the trouble of writing a check each week. To mitigate these fees, we'll ask online giving participants to add a small amount to their donation. In the example above, if the member added just $1 to their weekly donation, it would pretty much cover all the fees.
We fully realize online giving isn't for everyone. If you give faithfully with check or cash, there's no reason to do anything differently. But if you're accustomed to online banking or don't want to track down your checkbook every Sunday morning, please try out our new e-Giving service. Log in or register using the link below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my giving information secure?Absolutely. Any personal or financial information you enter is encrypted using SSL security – the same state-of-the-art security measures used by online retailers, banks, and other financial institutions.
What Payment Methods do you Accept?We accept donations from your Bank Account. We do NOT accept credit/debit card transactions.
Do I need to Create an Account?No. That said, we do recommend creating one so that you can view your online giving history. Also, you will be asked to create an account if you’d like to setup recurring donations.
Will I Receive a Receipt When I Give Online?Yes. You will be emailed a donation receipt each time you give. Again, we recommend creating an account so you can view all your online giving history.
Is there a minimum or maximum I can give online?No. That said, for very large gifts, we recommend you contact us to ensure your gift is processed in a timely fashion.
Links> Donor Support: How do I make a donation?
> Donor Support: How do I change my account & payment details?
> Donor Support: How do I give via my mobile device?
> Donor Support: How do I reset my password?
> Donor Support: How do I update my payment method or edit a recurring gift?
> Donor Support: How do I update my email or phone?
> Go to Shiloh's e-Giving Site