Q: Are electronic contributions risky?

No. An electronic contribution is safer than writing a check; and it can’t be lost, stolen, or destroyed in the mail. All Electronic Fund Transfer (ETF) transactions are governed by strict national rules and guidelines.

Your information is held securely. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions. You can schedule new contributions at any time and can modify or cancel those contributions at any time prior to the date they are scheduled. Once the contribution has been processed, however, it cannot be cancelled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact the financial office at 501.455.3474.

Q: When would automatic contributions be taken from my account?

Funds will be taken from your account only on the date specified on your Automated Giving Authorization Form. If any of these dates fall on a weekend, it will take effect the following Monday. The same is true of months without 30 days.

Q: Can I give to other needs or special projects of the church?

Yes, specify your desire to do so on the Authorization Form.

Q: Is there any charge to me from my bank?

No. Electronic fund transfers carry no bank fees.

Q: Who do I talk to if I have more questions?

Contact the church business office at 501.455.3474.

Q: Is there any downside in using a credit card for my giving?

While we allow the use of credit cards for tithes and offerings, we still strongly encourage the use of electronic funds transfer rather than credit card because:

Although many pay off their credit cards each month, some do not. We do not want to encourage you to go into debt or pay interest on gifts given to the church.