Honor God… Throw a LifeLine… Leave a Loveprint…
When it’s upside down, money can do a lot of damage. But when it’s right side up, money can do a lot of good. God says that we should use our money to worship Him and to live generous lives that excel in doing good and helping others
There are several benefits to online giving for both you and the church.
View additional information regarding online giving and frequently asked question.
Keeping your information and contribution secure is a top priority to Collin Creek. Learn more about how Collin Creek keeps your information secure.
Just as you strive to be a good steward of the resources entrusted to you, our church strives to be a good steward of the resources entrusted to us. CCCC’s operational budget, funded by the tithes and offerings of our members and friends, enables our church to carry out its mission to throw a LifeLine to people that leads them to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Faith Promise Giving provides financial resources for CCCC’s LovePrint fund that is leaving God’s LovePrint around the world. All financial processes and records are audited and governed by the Finance Team under the direction of the Local Board of Administration.
One of the most important things we do with our money is investing in God’s work through the local church. The Finance Team is pleased to announce that we have made it easier to be a consistent giver at CCCC. Simply choose one of these options:
Your faithful stewardship enables our church to throw a LifeLine to the world. Thank you for your giving to CCCC!
Start giving regularly: Stay faithful and consistent with an automated recurring schedule. God wants your first fruits not your leftovers. Online giving can be a helpful tool so create an account today.
Be a percentage giver: When God was first teaching His people how to handle their resources, He established the tithe or 10% as his baseline standard. This financial practice became a way to honor God, keep money in its rightful place, and experience the blessing of trusting God. If you’ve never given before, 10% may seem like a giant step of faith for you. Pray about it and take as big a step as you can trust God to take. Whether you start out at 3% or 5%, God can grow your faith until you are able to invest cheerfully in advancing God’s Kingdom on earth.
Make a year end gift: Special one-time, year-end gifts can be a symbolic response of a renewed focus and commitment. This faithful practice can change the giver from the inside out. Split your holiday budget between buying presents and making a special offering.
Get help: If your financial house is not in order and you wish you could give more than you are currently able, we recommend attending a Financial Peace University seminar.
Pray through these probing questions:
Q: 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 Fellowship One.
Q: What types of bank accounts can I give from?
You can give online from your checking account, MasterCard or Visa
Q: 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.
Q: 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.
Q: 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, every two weeks, twice a month (1st & 16th) or once a month (chosen date).
Q: Can I change my personal information or the amount or the frequency of my gift once I have set it up?
Yes. You can change or cancel your contribution at any time before the date of your next contribution. Simply log in to the system using your user name and password and make the necessary changes in the system.
Q: Can I review my donation history online?
Yes. The site will allow you to view the complete history of your contributions, given either online or otherwise. Once you’ve created an account, you will able to contribute immediately. However, for security purposes, before you can see any past contributions, we must manually connect your online account with your previous information. This is a one-time process when you initially create your account. After that, you can view your history at any time. For more information, see our security policy.
Q: Will I still receive regular contribution statements from the church?
Yes. The church will continue to send year-end contribution statements to your address on file for tax purposes.
Q: 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 time 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.
Q: Can I designate my gift to a particular cause?
Yes, you can designate your gift to go toward tithes and offerings or missions. We may also add additional causes at specific times.
Q: How will I know that I set up my gift correctly?
Immediately after submitting your contribution, you will receive an e-mail verifying your contribution.
Q: Does it matter which Internet browser I use?
No. Any browser will work.
Q: Will I be able to give to special Collin Creek campaigns (Year End Fund, It's Time, etc.) online?
During times when these campaigns are occurring, you will be able to give a one-time or recurring contribution to support the given initiative or campaign.
Q: I have additional questions about online giving that have not been addressed. Who can I talk to?
For any questions, concerns or comments about the online giving system, please contact us at email@example.com. You will receive a response from our staff as soon as possible.
Q: What types of bank accounts can I give from?
You can give online from your bank account via an ACH transaction. You can also give using MasterCard or Visa.
Q. 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.
At Collin Creek, we use an online database called Fellowship One. Their system allows us to provide access to your contribution records and allows you to make donations online. They provide all of the security for the system. This system is used by churches throughout the country and has been fully tested by them.
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 laymen’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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. You can also change your password at any time.
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. Collin Creek will never call you to ask for your login information.
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