Why Give Online?
Online giving allows for consistent faithful giving. By setting up an online giving account, you can schedule recurring gifts to Grace Covenant. This means that you don’t have to worry about giving when you are out of town or unable to attend a service. With your online account you can also make one-time gifts when special funds are setup (e.g. for Festival of Praise and Thanksgivings).
Online giving allows the church to better plan and budget because of the consistency of recurring gifts to the church.
Changes for 2018
Grace Covenant Church is transitioning over from using Vanco for online giving to the online giving platform developed by the Covenant Church. This switch means that you will need to setup a new account with Covenant Giving and stop your Vanco account. We will keep Vanco running through the start of the year so that everyone has a chance to get moved over. Please use the links below to access your old Vanco account and setup a new Covenant Giving account.
* New giving option as of December 2017. If this is your first time giving online, please setup an account with Covenant Giving.
*Please do not create a new Vanco account – this option is online available so that existing users can access their online account to transition over to Covenant Giving.
What are the online giving transaction costs?
The church covers the costs of all transaction fees – there is no additional fee added to what you give. If you pay with…
- An online check (ACH), then the cost is a flat $.45 per transaction (monthly, weekly, etc.)
- Credit/Debit Card, they the cost is $.35 per transaction (monthly weekly, etc.) plus 1.5% of the donation.
Cost to the church vary depending on amount given, but using ACH will minimize the transaction fees the church pays.
Can I designate my gift to a particular cause?
At this time there is only an option to give to the General Fund, but in the future we will add options for giving to other funds, such as the building fund or youth fund.
What type of bank accounts can I use?
You can use a checking account, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.
What is an Online Check?
An Online Check (or ACH) is a direct transfer from your checking or savings account. All you need is to provide your routing and bank account information off of your check. An online check is easy for you and the most cost effective way to give to the church.
What are my options for setting up recurring gifts?
You have the option of giving weekly, month, or annually.
How can we give to more than one fund?
Right now there is only one fund, but when there are more than one fund available online you would just create two separate transactions. For example, select General Fund and the recurrence and amount, and then click Add to Giving Cart. Then click Continue Giving and create another gift under the Building Fund designation.
What will I receive a receipt?
For each online gift you make, you will receive an emailed receipt immediately after your gift is processed. Grace Covenant Church is a 503(c)3 non-profit organization.
Can I view my giving history?
You can see your online giving history by logging into your account. When you visit the online giving portal, click on the View Your Donations tab at the top of the page.
Why am I redirected to another site?
Online giving to Grace Covenant Church is administered through the Evangelical Covenant Church Donation Portal. This is a secure website used to process donations.
Is it safe to give online?
Yes. The Covenant Giving site uses 128-bit encryption for the highest level of security. Credit Card and Online Check information is encrypted to the latest PCI security standards.
If I have additional questions, who do I contact?
For any questions, concerns, or comments about online giving, please contact the church office.