Giving

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

- Matthew 6:21

Why we give.

God is generous and so he calls us to be as well.  What we do with what God has given us shows the world where our hearts are and helps proclaim the gospel. We want to glorify God with every area of our lives, and that includes what we do with our finances.
By using this site, you are agreeing that all donations you make to Fellowship Bible Church (“FBCVA”), whether using this website or otherwise, are subject to the Fellowship Bible Church (“FBCVA”) donation policy.

How to Give Online

1) Create a User ID and Password

Note: If you registered online for an event such as Vacation Bible School, or are a small group leader, you have already created a user ID and password.

2) Provide Contact and Bank or Credit Information

Caution regarding the use of credit cards for online giving: We strongly discourage using your credit card if you do not pay your credit card balance in full each and every month.

3) Indicate the Amount, Frequency, and Designation of your Gift

You can select a one-time gift or indicate a recurring contribution.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to give online?

Yes. In many ways giving online is safer than writing a check because an electronic gift cannot be lost or stolen. The security of the system is continually managed by our database provider, Fellowship One. 

What types of bank accounts can I give from?

You can give online from your checking account, Discover, MasterCard or Visa. 

Are there any fees involved with giving online?

Not to you. You will not pay any fees with an online gift. In addition, online gifts are a more cost efficient way for the church to process donations.

 Can I use a debit card?

You can use a debit check card from Visa or MasterCard, but true debit cards are not accepted through the Fellowship One system due to the sensitivity of securely requesting a Personal Identification Number (PIN). ACH bank drafts can be used instead for true debits.

Can I make a one-time contribution?

Yes! The system allows you the option of either making a one-time contribution or setting up a recurring contribution. For a one-time contribution, you can designate that the contribution should be made immediately or, for both one-time and recurring contributions, you can schedule the contributions to come out of your bank account on the date(s) specified by you. 

If I want to set-up a recurring gift, what are my options for frequency of my gift?

For recurring gifts, you have the option of giving weekly, twice a month, every two weeks or once a month. 

Will I receive contribution statements from the church?

Yes. FBC will send year-end contribution statements in January to your address on file for tax purposes. 

When will contributions be taken from my account?

Contributions will be taken from your specified bank account within 48 business hours of the date you requested. This time frame allows for the contribution to process through your bank and the church’s bank. If the date of your contribution falls on a weekend or a holiday, the transaction will be initiated on the next banking day. 

Can I give to a designated fund?

Yes, you can designate your gift to go to the general fund, benevolence, missions, capital improvement, and community outreach. We may also include additional funds at specific times.

How will I know that I set up my gift correctly?

Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an email verifying your contribution.

Does it matter which Internet browser I use?

No. Any browser will work.

If I have additional questions about online giving that have not been addressed, who can I contact?

For any questions, concerns or comments about the online giving system, please fill out the form below or contact us at [email protected]. You will receive a response from our staff as soon as possible. 

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Donation Policy

To ensure that all donations are used consistently with the mission and purpose of Fellowship Bible Church (“FBCVA”), the Board of Elders ("Elders") have adopted the following donation policy.

This policy was adopted to ensure that FBCVA complies with IRS regulations and based on the recommendations of FBCVA’s legal counsel. The IRS has issued various requirements and guidance on the use of tax deductible gifts to nonprofits such as FBCVA. One of these requirements is that for such gifts to remain tax deductible, FBCVA (and its Elders) should retain complete control over the use of the funds. In other words, FBCVA must not be bound by designations on gifts.

Accordingly, all funds that are given to FBCVA will be subject to administration and control of the Elders to ensure that they are used in accordance with the mission and purpose of FBCVA. Whether certain uses and/or amounts are in accordance with the mission and purpose of FBCVA will be determined by the Elders in their sole and absolute discretion. This policy includes all funds that are given for a particular direction and purpose. Donors will still be able to request that funds given be used for a certain purpose and if the Elders agree (in their sole and absolute discretion), the funds will be so used. However, if the Elders disagree (in their sole and absolute discretion), then the Elders may use the funds for whatever purpose they determine is appropriate and consistent with FBCVA’s mission and purpose.

By using this site, you are agreeing that all donations you make to FBCVA, whether using this website or otherwise, are subject to the FBCVA Donation Policy.

Security

At FBC, we use an online database called Fellowship One. This database/system allows us to provide access to your contribution records and allows you to make donations online. Fellowship One provides all of the security for the system and online giving. Fellowship One is used by churches throughout the country and has been fully tested.

There are two aspects of security related to the system. First, Fellowship One provides data security using the latest security technology. The following statement is from their security documentation: “[the system] utilizes the most current encryption technology to maintain the security of your data. Every parameter passed in the hyperlinks is fully encrypted. Additionally, the Login module handles passwords using what is known in technical terms as salted hash. In layman’s terms, this means it would take 50 computers (running constantly) continuously presenting password combinations four years to discover the password.”

The second aspect of security relates to account creation. When you first create a new account in the system, you will be able to donate immediately, but you will not have access to any previous contribution information. Before that can happen, we must manually link your previous information to the account you created.

In order to verify the authenticity of the account request, we will ensure that all of your data matches our current records (e.g., address, phone number, and email address). If there is any question, we will contact you via email before creating the link. Since this is a manual process, we will perform these steps approximately once a week, but if you would like to speed up this process, you can send an email to [email protected]

When you create your account, you will determine your own login id and password. If you forget your login id or password, you can have the system email it to you by entering the email address that you used when you created your account. If you need help or cannot remember the email address you used, you can contact us at [email protected] You can also change your password at any time.

Privacy Policy

Your information is held securely by the Fellowship One system. This information will remain private and will never be given away to third parties, other than to process your scheduled contributions.

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Please help us keep your information safe by protecting your login information. Access to sensitive personal and financial information can be gained by letting someone else use your account or by leaving the information for someone else to see. We will never call you to ask for your login information.

Cancellation/Modification Policy

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 canceled. If you have any problems or questions related to this, please contact us at the following email: [email protected]